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Nigerian troops kill fleeing Boko Haram on horse in Borno

Nigerian troops kill fleeing Boko Haram on horse in Borno”

Nigerian troops patrol in Bama on March 25, 2015.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Sunday, said the establishment of North-East Development Commission was a direct response to the large scale devastation caused to the region by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Preliminary investigation revealed that they hailed from Kirta village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

They further claimed that they belonged to the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

At least five persons were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram militants said.

According to him, the troops engaged and smoked the terrorists out of their hideouts at Jango, Nduma, Gobara, Bala Ibrahim, Fulani Rogo and Takwala villages in Gwoza Local Council Area of the state.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Communication and Media Strategy, Isa Umar Gusau, in Maiduguri, said the devastating effects of Boko Haram insurgents was such that no geo-political zone would wish to experience.

Following an attempt by the terrorists to escape on sighting troops, a terrorist was shot dead, while a huge Improvised Explosive Device (IED) cylinder was recovered.

Antigha disclosed that the troops recovered one AK 47 rifle, a magazine with a single round of 7.62 millimeters ammunition and two machetes.

He said no soldier sustained any injury or was lost during the operation.

The Army spokesman disclosed that the captured terrorist would be investigated before being transfered to relevant agencies. He has since been evacuated to the unit's Regimental Aid Post, for more medical attention.



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