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Military Neutralises 75 Terrorists In 17 Encounters



The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in a sustained operation acrossthe North-East theater of operation neutralised 75  BHT/ISWAP in 17 encounters.

The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche disclosed this in an update on Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) between 1 – 30 June 2020. He said that the troops had a total of 17 encounters with the marauding criminals, neutralising 75 of them in the process.

He said the encounters also led to the capture of assorted arms andlarge cache of ammunition including one Anti-aircraft gun, 13 AK 47 rifles, one Sniper rifle, 21 locally made guns, 2 Dane guns and one Rocket Propelled Gun.

Others include; 3 Hand Grenades, 5 Rocket Propelled Gun bombs, 205  rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 1018 rounds of 7.62mm Special   ammunition and 2 Boko Haram flags.

In a related development,the troops also destroyed one Gun Truck, one  Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, one Toyota Starlet car and  several makeshift structures belonging to the terrorists.

He however  regretted that, one officer paid the supreme price while one soldier  was wounded in action.

He said the wounded personnel has since been evacuated to a military medical facility where he is recuperating.

The troops also captured 4 BHT/ISWAP criminals  including 2 women namely Aishatu Manye and Kelune Mate who were later identified to be the  wives of the local Boko Haram commander at Gajingi in Madagali LGA of  Adamawa State.

Also, the troops arrested one Boko Haram spy named Kawalu during a Jumaat prayer at Michika Central Mosque and one Boko Haram fighter  captured in the aftermath of an encounter at Miyanti general area in Bama LGA of Borno State.