Army slays Boko Haram terrorists, rescues cattle

Fulani herdsmen

Fulani herdsmen

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) THE Nigerian Army has killed three Boko Haram terrorists and recovered some 200 cattle northeast of the country.

In one encounter on Christmas Day, troops neutralised a terrorist suspected to be an improvised explosives device (IED) expert in Bama in the volatile Borno State.

Another regiment of the army killed two suspected Boko Haram terrorists cattle rustlers at a village in Kala Balge also in Borno.

During both encounters, some suspected insurgents fled with gunshot wounds and assortment of weapons and motorcycles were recovered.

“In addition, the gallant troops also recovered all the rustled cows and returned to the rightful owners,” said Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Nigeria Army spokesman.

The Boko Haram is perpetrating a violent campaign to dislodge the government and establish an Islamic state in the West African country.

It is estimated some 100 000 civilians have been killed and 2 million displaced since the terror unleashed since 2009.

The militants have resorted to kidnapping and cattle rustling to further terrify communities.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

 

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