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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Boko Haram kills 4 in Borno village, as 17 insurgents surrender


Nigerian Army yesterday said some Boko Haram fighters operating on 6 motorcycles on Tuesday attacked Kutuva village killing four persons (civilian JTF) and abducting four women from the village.
This came as the army disclosed that 17 suspected Boko Haram terrorists had surrendered after being overwhelmed by the fire power of the military in the ongoing onslaught to dislodge remnants of the group. 

According to a statement by Col Sani Usman, “following the killing of the vigilantes, local vigilantes in Kaya Kaya village mobilized immediately and trailed the terrorists up to their suspected hideout located somewhere south of Sabon Garin Bale. 

The vigilante did their best by engaging the terrorists, unfortunately they escaped into the bush. “But the courageous vigilantes destroyed the terrorist’s camp and recovered all hoisted Boko Haram terrorists’ flags, three  Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle magazines, two AK-45 rifle magazines and 24 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition. 

“The vigilantes also rescued an 11 year old girl who stated that she was abducted by the terrorists from Batha village.  Sadly however, the vigilante could not trace the terrorists or the abducted women. However, effort is ongoing to trace and rescue them.” 

Continuing, the Army said: “In a related development,  a team of local vigilante in Damboa led by Sarkin Yaki Ali Gwoza intercepted  some persons along Njaba road, south of Damboa town while on patrol. During preliminary interrogation, they confessed that they were Boko Haram terrorists group members  that were compelled to join the insurgency against their will.

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