Nigerian Troops Dislodge Terrorists In Lake Chad Region, Kill Four


By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian military on Tuesday morning killed 4 Boko Haram terrorists, just as it dislodged insurgents from gathering near the Lake Chad.

The military, in furtherance of its counter terrorism efforts, also cleared Gashigar, Asaga, Bukarti and neighbouring villages in Borno State.

A statement by Timothy Anrigha, a colonel and Deputy Director, Public Relations 8 Task Force Division said “Nigerian troops of 7 Brigade Special Forces, 8 Task Force Division have dislodged terrorists who have been gathering in Dawashi Gari village, in an area bordering the Lake Chad.

“In an engagement this morning, gallant soldiers of the division killed 4 terrorists, while others fled, abandoning their motorcycles, which were recovered and destroyed, to prevent their being used to perpetrate terror on innocent villagers,” it stated.

Adding that, “similarly, as part of the theater wide and ongoing clearance operations, troops of 145 Bn, 5 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division have cleared Gashigar, Asaga, Bukarti and neighbouring villages.

“In the process, troops made contact with terrorists in Kanama village and killed 2 terrorists, arrested 2 more, while 1 AK 47 riffle, 4 magazines and 4 motorcycles were recovered.”

The operation is in continuation of the ongoing efforts to rout Boko Haram terrorists in its area of responsibility.



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