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Troops repel Boko Haram attack, kills 10



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The Nigerian Troops have killed no fewer than 10 of the terrorists who attacked a military base in Geidam, Borno State last week.

Many of the terrorists were also wounded in the ambush laid for them by troops of the 5 Brigade.

The terrorists were ambushed while returning from an attack on Gajiram near Ngollom village.

Recovered from them were one Anti-Aircraft Gun, five AK 47 Rifles, one Fabrique Nationale Rifle, two Machine Guns and one Light Machine Gun.

Other weapons and equipment recovered included a Rocket Propel Grenade Tube, eight AK 47 rifle magazines, one Toyota Land Cruiser, two belts of 7.62MM (NATO) with 150 and 180 rounds of ammunition respectively.

Troops on patrol around Monguno have also arrested one Abacha Kumjo, a suspected Boko Haram fuel and logistics supplier.

Kumjo was arrested with 20 litres of Premium Motor Spirit neatly concealed in a black polythene bag while trying to cross from Monguno to a terrorist’s camp.

He siphoned the fuel from his Golf Wagon vehicle with registration number AA 175 MFA.

The suspect is being interrogated further, the military said on Wednesday.

A statement by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said: “It is pertinent to once more reiterate the call on the public to cooperate with security agencies, be more security conscious and report suspected persons or unusual movements to the security agencies.

“The fight against terrorism and insurgency is a collective responsibility of all well-meaning citizens. We should not allow these criminals to succeed in thwarting our collective efforts of peaceful coexistence.”

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