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The Nigeria Army has said that its personnel killed two Boko Haram insurgents on horseback in an operation in the Lake Chad area.
The Army, in a statement by its Deputy Director, Public Relations in charge of the 8 Task Force, Col. Timothy Atingha said: “Troops of 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division have continued to deny the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad area freedom of action and access to logistics within the division’s area of responsibility.
“At about 3pm yesterday (Thursday), troops responding to a distress call intercepted terrorists mounted on 14 horses in Malamti village, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
“In the ensuing fire fight, gallant troops killed two terrorists and recovered two AK 47 riffles, three magazines, 26 rounds of 7.26 ammunition and one hand grenade.
“Other items also recovered include 18 mobile phones, three mini solar panels, soap and detergents, bundles of assorted clothes and eight horses. Unfortunately, two soldiers were wounded during the engagement and are currently receiving medical attention. Other terrorists who fled the fire fight were being pursued in the exploitation which followed the engagement.”