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Boko Haram Troops kill 9 terrorists

Usman also confirmed that 6 soldiers sustained gunshot wounds during the shoot-out, adding that they are in stable condition.

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Nigerian soldiers gather during preparations for their deployment to Mali, at the army's peacekeeping centre in Nigeria play Nigerian soldiers gather during preparations for their deployment to Mali, at the army's peacekeeping centre in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna January 17, 2013. (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)
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Troops of 3 Battalion 22 Brigade, killed 9 Boko Haram members during a gun battle on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

The Nigerian Army on its social media page, said the troops intercepted the terrorists on their way to carry out an attack on the military and innocent civilians around Wunbi in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, “Troops captured 3 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, a 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) Tube, 1 G3-Machine Gun and 7 Fabrique Nationale Magazines. Other recovered items also included 108 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 1 Energa grenade, an RPG 7 Bomb as well as three 60mm mortar bombs and 2 motor cycles.”

Usman also confirmed that 6 soldiers sustained gunshot wounds during the shoot-out, adding that they are in stable condition.

The Army spokesman also said “The pre-emptive attack was carried out after information was received about the devilish intention and location of the terrorists. While on a patrol to foil the attack troops encountered the terrorists at Tatakura village 20km South West of Wumbi. There was heavy exchange of fire at the end of which 9 Boko Haram terrorists were killed.”

“Citizens are once again requested to always provide any useful information they have about suspected persons to the security agencies,” Usman added.

The Minister of Defence, Alhaji Mansur Dan'ali, on Saturday, April 30, 2016, said the Nigerian Army was set to destroy all camps and hideouts of members of the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest.

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