DHQ Claims To Have killed 50 Terrorists In Borno



Defence Headquarters of Nigeria (DHQ) said its troops at the weekend killed 50 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in a counter-offensive at Biita, a boundary community in Borno State. The Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade said the suspected terrorists were ambushed by troops when they attempted to raid some communities in Borno and Adamawa states.“The terrorists, who were on their way to attack selected communities, were ambushed by troops at Biita, Borno State, on receiving intelligence report of the terrorists’ intention. “The attack was launched on the terrorists as they filed out of the forest to embark on their mission at about 10pm on Saturday. Over 50 terrorists died in the fierce encounter that ensued, while 30 rifles, 36 hand grenades, seven machine guns and 11 rocket-propelled grenade tubes were captured by the troops. “Also recovered from the terrorists were over 3,500 rounds of ammunition, six smoke grenade canisters and locally fabricated guns as well as four vehicles used by the terrorists in the foiled attack.”


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