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Nigerian Troops Intercept Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno

Troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, on Thursday blocked a gathering of suspected Boko Haram agitators supposedly set for plunder coordinations supplies in encompassing towns.

Col. Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations Department, put forth the revelation in an announcement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri.

He said the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari road when the incident occurred.

“On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

“In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralised and their weapons including one FN rifle loaded with a magazine of 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one AK 47 rifle with 3 magazines were captured.

“Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes,” the statement said.

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