Gun duel in Borno; 20 Boko Haram terrorists terminated

Nigerian Army

Gun duel in Borno; 20 Boko Haram terrorists terminated

Troops of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have eliminated 20 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Chabbal area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno.

Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, the Theatre Commander confirmed the development on Tuesday.

Musa said that the terrorists mounted on several gun trucks coordinated attack through the agrarian community at about 7:00 pm and started shooting sporadically.

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He said that the troops who were on alert about the movement of the terrorists repelled the attack killing 16 terrorists in the encounter.

“Four more terrorists wounded during the gunfight were discovered dead this morning, which bring the total number of those killed to 20,” he said.

Although he commended the troops for their gallantry, Musa urged them to sustain the tempo to ensure the total elimination of the terrorists.