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Military Confirms Killing of Over 300 Boko Haram Terrorists In Latest Operation

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Mopping up operation of some of the communities where terrorists have been

cleared in the course of ongoing air and land operations against

terrorists has indicated massive casualty inflicted on them within the

last two days of the counter terrorists operations. Over 300 terrorists

were killed while a few were also captured. Several weapons and equipment

were also captured and some destroyed.
It has been confirmed that that 5 different types of armoured fighting

vehicles, an anti-aircraft gun, about 50 cases of packed bombs and 8

different types of Machine Guns, 5 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 49 boxes of

various types and calibres of ammunition as well as 300 motorcycles

destroyed in the fighting. A total of 6 Hilux vehicles including those

mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also destroyed. However, 2 soldiers

lost their lives while 10 others were wounded in the course of the

The cordon and search operations is continuing along with aggressive

patrols by troops who are now dominating the cleared communities such as

Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar,

Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul. The various phases of the

highly coordinated air and land operations is also ongoing in the

designated theaters being handled by contingents involved in the renewed

counter terrorism campaign in and outside Nigeria.
Major General
Director Defence Information
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