Many Boko Haram insurgents killed by soldiers – Official

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it killed many ‘Boko-Haram’ insurgents and recovered 147 livestock in two separate operations in Jentilo and Gesada villages of Kukawa and Guzamala Local Government Areas in Borno.

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Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri.

Mr Chukwu said troops of Sector 3 Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’, in conjunction with 82 Task Force Battalion, on clearance operations, killed the insurgents when they (insurgents) tried to extort money and rustle livestock belonging to the villagers.

He explained that some items recovered from them include 147 livestock and two AK47 rifles.

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He said that the troops returned the livestock to the owners after proper screening and confirmation by the District Head and Civilian Joint Task Force personnel.

(NAN)