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Army kills five terrorists in Borno

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The Nigerian Army has killed at least five terrorists during clearance operations in Borno State.

The Combat Team’s clearance operations on Friday resulted in the rescue of 78 kidnapped victims, including 35 women and 43 children.

The military successfully cleared six terrorist-controlled communities.

The villages that have been cleansed are Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, Bula Dalo Extension, Yamanci, and Gargaji in Borno State.

Maj. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Nigerian Army Public Relations, stated on Saturday that the achievement was achieved following a fierce gun fight with the militants.

The statement read, “Troops of the 7th Division of the of the Nigerian Army have continued to pounce on the vestiges of the Islamic State of West African Province and their JAS counterpart in North East Nigeria.

“In an aggressive clearance patrol conducted on Friday, March 22, 2024, by a Combat Team of the Division, troops successfully cleared six villages where terrorists hibernated with their hostages.

“During the operation, the CT came into contact with the terrorists and fiercely engaged them in a gun battle, eliminating five of the terrorists. The valiant troops also rescued 78 people, comprising 35 women and 43 children, held hostage by the terrorists.

“The enclaves and villages cleared by the CT include Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, and Bula Dalo extension. Other areas also cleared are the Yamanci and Gargaji general areas. Items recovered are one terrorist’s flag and a mobile phone belonging to the terrorists. The rescued victims are in custody for preliminary investigation and profiling.

“The troops have continued to maintain momentum in the ongoing Operation Desert Sanity III to rid the North East of terrorists and insurgents.”

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