Boko Haram Troops kill 13 terrorists, capture 10 logistics officials

The troops also revealed that 10 other members of the sect engaged in smuggling in supplies for the group were also arrested.

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On Saturday, May 20, 2017, troops fighting Boko Haram announced the death of 13 terrorists who were killed during gun exhange.

The troops also revealed that 10 other members of the sect engaged in smuggling in supplies for the group were also arrested.

In a statement, deputy director, public relations, 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha said: “In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holding.

Colonel Antigha further said: “In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Similarly, troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck. In the same vein, troops destroyed 2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles.

“In a related development, troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers. The suspects comprising 6 females and 4 males were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with assorted house – hold items, food stuff and 63, 060 Naira cash.

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“The suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency," he said.

It should be noted that a suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram sect had died while lying in wait to detonate the bomb at the University of Maiduguri.

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