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Boko Haram Soldiers capture 6 terrorists in Borno

This was disclosed by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman via a statement.

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Nigerian Army soldiers stand as part of preparations for deployment to Mali, at the Nigerian Army peacekeeping centre in Jaji, near Kaduna January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde play Nigerian Army soldiers stand as part of preparations for deployment to Mali, at the Nigerian Army peacekeeping centre in Jaji, near Kaduna January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian soldiers on assignment in Borno State have captured six terrorists during an anti-Boko Haram operation in the state.

This was disclosed by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman via a statement.

It reads:

“Troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Army Headquarters Strike Group (AHQ SG) accompanied by some Civilian JTF on fighting patrol to Boboshe, Garna, Kyare, Kadawu, Gineba and Ajiri arrested 6 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered Improvised Explosive (IED) making devices today, Sunday April 4, 2016.

“Although the fighting patrol team found Boboshe village virtually empty, they however recovered 8 industrial gas cylinders and 5 regular gas cylinders at a Primary School being used for IED making and also recovered a Pickup vehicle.

“The patrol team captured 3 Boko Haram terrorists at Kadawu and recovered 4 motorcycles, 3 bicycles 1 solar panel and 2 liquid herbicides.

“At Garna, the troops also captured 3 suspects and recovered 7 locally made guns from them.”

Meanwhile, the military has confirmed the arrest of the second-in-command to Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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