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Boko Haram: How troops recovered N2.2m, bombs, guns from sect

Troops of 27 Task Force Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole, on a long range fighting patrol, on Friday conducted a raid operation on a Boko Haram camp in Yaridiri forest in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe state.

A statement by Col Onyeama Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, said the superior fire power of the troops forced the insurgents to flee in disarray with gunshot wounds, abandoning a huge sum of money and several other items.

The troops recovered three AK 47 rifle magazines, 21 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition, a motorcycle and two mobile handsets, Two millions, Two Hundred and Eight Thousand Naira (#2, 208,000.00) from the hideout which they destroyed.

Similarly, Troops of 153 Task Battalion and the Cameroonian Defence Forces deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists at Ngelkona in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno state.

The troops encountered the insurgents on Saturday at about 11.30 am while on a clearance patrol along Wulgo – Ngelkona general area.

The terrorists, who were mounted on Horse back were overpowered by the troops in a fierce shoot out. Troops killed the them and captured two AK 47 rifles.

Other items recovered include one Boko Haram flag, a set of Bow and arrows, two mobile Handsets and one Cameroonian International Passport.

Meanwhile, in a separate clearance operation, troops of 82 Task Force Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole have routed fleeing elements of Boko Haram insurgents at Ngoshe in Gwoza Local Government Area.

“During the attack, troops killed one Boko Haram Insurgent and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of locally fabricated ammunition and four Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

“The recovered IEDs have been safely defused by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team”, the statement added.

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