Troops in 15 minutes gun duel with Boko Haram, kill 4

Dead Boko Haram suspect

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Wednesday, killed four Boko Haram terrorists and captured one during a gun duel that lasted for about 15 minutes around Jororo and  Tombaeji villages in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Nigerian Army spokesperson, Col Sani Usman, said the fighting patrol team sent came into contact with Boko Haram terrorists elements during which there was a  firefight  that lasted for about 15 minutes.

“The gallant troops overpowered the terrorists and killed 4 of them and captured 1 alive.

“The victorious troops also recovered 2 General Purpose Machine Guns (GMPG), 2 AK-47 Rifles and 144 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition from the terrorists.

“In addition, they also recovered 2 KASEA branded motorcycles.

“The troops have continued to patrol the general area in search of possible remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists that might be hibernating in the area.

“The ever vigilant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have continued their routine operations maintaining vigilance to prevent further actions by the Boko Haram terrorists in their respective areas of operations.”

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