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Army kills seven Boko Haram militants in Borno

The Nigerian Army on Friday said seven Boko
Haram members were killed while trying to attack
soldiers in Gwoza local government area of Borno

Gwoza is about 200 kilometers from Maiduguri, the
state capital.

It was once captured by Boko Haram sect before it
was liberated by troops.

The fight reportedly started at about 5.00am and
lasted almost two hours.

Briefing journalists at Pompomari Garrison located
in the area, the Media Coordinator Operation
Lafiya Dole, Col. Tukur Gusau, said although details
are still being collated, seven terrorists were killed
and some arms recovered during the operation.

According to him, the arms recovered included –
one Toyota Hilux vehicle, 11 AK-47 rifles, one Shilka
Gun, one rocket propelled grenade tube and six
hand grenades.

Others were several rounds of Shilka gun and
machine gun ammunitions.

He added that troops pursued the attackers into
Sambisa forest with a view to eliminating them,
while the Nigerian Air Force also bombarded their

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