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Nigerian troops kill 27 terrorists, seize Boko Haram hit list, sketches

By The Citizen
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By Segun Adebowale

In two separate operations spanning Adamawa and Bauchi States, Nigerian troops have killed 27 suspected terrorists during fierce confrontations in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency

Back to winning ways, which they lost in the fake ceasefire agreement sometimes ago, Nigerian troops have captured documents containing a list of communities about to be attacked and sketches of the towns from fleeing terrorists in Adamawa State.

In two separate operations spanning Adamawa and Bauchi States, the troops also killed 27 suspected terrorists during fierce confrontations in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency.

During a hot pursue of the terrorists around Hildi, Adamawa State, at least seven of the terrorists lost their lives, while a total of five rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition as well as bows and arrows were captured from them.

During another special raid operation conducted on Balmo and Lame forests linking Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa States, the determined troops recovered rifles and a number of motorcycles after a stiff resistance by terrorists was crushed.

Over 20 of them lost their lives while some were reported wounded.

The Defence spokesman, General Chris Olukolade, who confirmed the incidents to PRNigeria, said six soldiers were wounded in the encounter.

At the end of the encounter, troops eventually took firm control of the forest location.

Meanwhile, the campaign against terrorists' activities is continuing with air and land operations being conducted in various theatres in parts of the country.