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Army kills Boko Haram fighters trying to plant IEDs

Army kills Boko Haram fighters trying to plant IEDs

Two Boko Haram fighters have met been shot dead by troops of the Nigerian Army under Operation Halaka Dodo, a sub-exercise of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

The insurgents, according to the Army were shot dead while trying to plant Improvised Explosive Devices for commuters in the Wala area of Borno State.

The troops of 26 Task Force Brigade killed the insurgents after a night of ambush at the Wala crossing point.

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In a statement on Thursday, the army said that despite a heavy “downpour, the terrorists attempted to bury the IEDs on the road,” but two of them were killed by the troops, while others escaped with gunshot injuries.

The statement added that several weapons were recovered from the terrorists, including two AK-47 rifles, three magazines, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and four primed IEDs.

The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said: “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade successfully thwarted the terrorists’ efforts to plant IEDs for commuters and troops’ main supply route.

“Earlier in the week, the terrorists suffered heavy losses when they failed in their attack on the headquarters of 26 Task Force Brigade, Bitta. They were overpowered by troops.”

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