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JUST IN: Nine killed as troops repel Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri

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Nine of the Boko Haram fighters who attempted to carry out terror attack at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, met their Waterloo in the hands of troops of Operation HADIN KAI, who repelled the terrorists.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, troops recovered one Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles from the insurgents.

The statement added further that, “troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack an outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State.

“The terrorists who tried to advance from Aldawari axis attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in conjunction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists’ withdrawal in disarray.”

It continued that, “following a hot pursuit by troops, heavy casualty was inflicted on the terrorists as nine of them were neutralized while many escaped with gunshot wounds. One Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered include one Improvised Explosive Device, sixteen 12V batteries among other items.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the gallantry of troops and urged them to keep up the tempo of the operation.

“Members of the public are requested to remain calm and are assured of security during the festive period and beyond.”

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