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In line with the Chief of Army Staff?s directive for troops to maintain the momentum, troops of 7 Division on Tuesday carried out major operations against the Boko Haram terrorists locations in Talala and Kumshe axis.

The joint operation, which was carried out with Cameroonian forces, was successful as a number of the terrorists were killed, some of their weapons and equipment either destroyed or captured.

The raid led to the killing of 20 Boko Haram terrorists, destruction of 4 AK 47 rifles and capture of a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun (AA Gun) and 2 AK 47 rifles, as well as a 60mm mortar and a Dane gun.

Three soldiers sustained injuries and a vehicle damaged as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

Troops also encountered about 10 other IEDs along the route of advance which were cleared. Most of the terrorists ran in disarray towards Fatake where troops on blocking position cleared them.

The operation is continuing with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force with interdiction and surveillance.

Troops at Kodo rescued 150 persons who were mainly children.

In addition, a house with Boko Haram terrorists? flag at Fatake caught fire with several ammunitions, and explosions in which 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the house.

Nigerian Army also confirmed steady supply of needed logistics into the various formations and units fighting the Boko Haram terrorists.

Also in use are new mine clearing equipment, weapons and their ammunitions.

Meanwhile, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has once again personally commended the troops for their impressive performance thus far.

He made the commendation shortly after a briefing by the Deputy Theatre Commander and also the Land Component Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General LEO Irabor and the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General VO Ezugwu at the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maiduguri.

The Chief of Army Staff was in Maiduguri on official visit to formations and units in the North East.

He was accompanied by the Chief of Training and Operations, Major General YM Abubakar and other senior officers from the Army Headquarters.


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