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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram insurgents at Gajibo village in Borno

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The Nigerian Army has said that its troops killed three Boko Haram
insurgents at Gajibo village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno
State.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation
Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this on Saturday in a
statement issued in Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu said that the troops killed the three insurgents, when a
group of terrorists attempted to attack Gajibo community on Thursday.

He disclosed that the insurgents, who launched the attack on the
village in a Military Personnel Carrier and gun trucks, were repelled
by the troops.

“Troops of the 22 Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole on
Thursday evening killed three Boko Haram insurgents in an encounter
that ensued when a group of insurgents attempted an attack on Gajibo
community in the fringes of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno
State.

“The insurgents armed with Armoured Personnel Carrier and gun trucks
met with fierce resistance from the troops, who successfully defended
Gajibo village after routing the insurgents. Troops also recovered
three AK 47 rifles from the insurgents.

“Currently, troops are further exploiting the success of the counter
offensive and are still in pursuit of the insurgents,” he said.

The deputy director said that the troops fought gallantly to defend
the town and push back the attackers.

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