Army kills 9 insurgents in Bulabulin
from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – NIGERIAN troops have killed nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists following an exchange of gunfire in Bulabulin, Borno State.
After the battle that lasted an hour, according to an Army spokesperson, an unspecified number of suspected insurgents were wounded.
Troops also captured two AK-47 Rifles, two hand grenades, an improvised explosive device, five cans of petrol and nine motorcycles.
However, the troops’ handheld radio was badly damaged during the encounter.
Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said the Army, under Operation Lafiya Dole initiated to defeat the insurgents would sustain the fight.
“Troops will continue the clearance operation of the remnants of the Boko Haram in all the nooks and crannies of their areas of operation with renewed vigour and determination,” he said.
Nigerian troops have been involved in a seven-year battle against the insurgents in the northeast of the country.
The insurgency ha claimed the lives of more than 20 000 civilians and displaced 3 million.
– CAJ News
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