From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Nigerian Army said its troops deployed for Counter-terrorism operations in the North East, have killed seven terrorists and recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and 40 rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm belted ammunition.

The troops, working in collaboration with the Hybrid Force and Civilian Joint Task Force, acting on credible intelligence on the movement of the terrorists to carry out their nefarious mission, laid an ambush around the Lawanti area and neutralised six of the terrorists in the firefight that ensued.

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After overpowering the terrorists in the gun battle, the dogged troops recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and 40 rounds of 7.62 x 51 mm belted ammunition.

In a separate ambush operation, troops acting on actionable intelligence, set up an ambush at suspected terrorists’ crossing point near Shetimari, Sabon-Gari, and the Amarwa Bulamari Exchange Point in Bama Local Government Area. The troops successfully engaged the terrorists, neutralising one, while others fled the scene. Troops are on the trail of the fleeing terrorists.

Troops’ morale remains high, as they join forces to more committedly combat terrorism and ensure the safety and security of the region and other troubled areas of the country. The army urged members of the public to continue to cooperate with the troops, as they conduct their operations to protect the citizenry against the nation’s adversaries.


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