Army kills 14 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

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The Nigerian Army said it had killed 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 hostages in Pulka village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.

Newsmen reports that the insurgents had on Tuesday, ambushed military escort at Amdaga area in Pulka and burnt one commercial vehicle as well as abducted some travelers.

Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Friday said the terrorists were alleged to have harbored the insurgents that ambushed the civilian vehicle.

“The troops have neutralised 14 Boko Haram and rescued 21 civilians, comprising six women and 11 children.

“Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force, neutralised the insurgents on Thursday.

“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists, following a superior firepower of troops in the village.

“Four men injured during the attack are being attended to at the military hospital,” he said.

NAN