Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops Kill 27 Terrorists

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Recover gun trucks, machine guns

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

Nigerian Troops of Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole in a joint clearance operation with the Cameroon Defence Forces, were said to have killed 27 insurgents and recovered large cache of arms and ammunition yesterday.

The killing, according to a statement by the Nigerian Army, followed a fierce encounter between the troops and the terrorists in the Northern parts of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Buka Maryam villages and the fringes of Gamboru-Ngala in Borno State.

An update provided by Army Spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, said 27 terrorists were killed in the fire-fight.

He said troops recovered five gun trucks, several motor cycles, five AK 47 rifles, two anti-aircraft guns, five rocket-propelled gun tube bombs and 1,000 assorted rounds of different calibrate ammunition.

Musa said there was no casualty on the part of Nigerian and Cameroonian troops.

“Coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gombaru – Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out from Multi National Joint Task Force (Op Yamcin Tafki) onslaught on their hideouts”, he said.