The Nigerian Army has announced that its troops deployed to Borno state have slaughtered 58 Boko Haram terrorists during a mop up operation to rid the insurgents from their hideout in Musari.
This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who also lamented that the troops lost a soldier in the fierce encounter.
He said, “In continuation with the clearance of the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 153 Task Force Brigade, 5 Brigade had an encounter with terrorists at Musari village on Monday.“During the clearance operations, a soldier paid the supreme price, while the troops killed 58 terrorist and recovered 2 hand grenades, 52 motorcycles, and several bags of foodstuffs such as beans, onions, sweet potatoes and guinea corn, as well as cartons of fish.”
Bear in mind, the Islamic group – which has caused havoc in Africa’s most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and abductions – is fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.
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