Troops kill 9 Boko Haram insurgents at Bulabulin, arrest three at Borno cattle market

The Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, had killed nine suspected terrorists at Bulabulin, Borno.

In a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director, Army Public Relations, he said the troops had also wounded several others in the fight which lasted for about an hour.

“The troops’ hand held radio was, however, badly damaged during the encounter,” Usman said.

Usman said two AK-47 rifles, two hand grenades, one Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs), five jerrycans of Premium Motor Spirit and nine motorcycles were recovered from the terrorists.

“The troops would continue the clearance operation of the remnants of the Boko Haram in nooks and crannies of their areas of operation with renewed vigour and determination”, he added.

Meanwhile, the troops with the assistance of Civilian JTF, arrested 3 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, Wednesday, at the cattle market, Maiduguri, Borno State.

The suspects include Abba Go Dallagio, Abba Fanned and Alhaji Nwariye. During preliminary investigation, they claimed that they entered into Maiduguri through Mafa with about 200 cows for sale at Maiduguri cattle market.

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