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Troops Neutralize Boko Haram Terrorists After Failed Ambush In Bama, Borno State

Valentine Chinyem

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In a failed bid to attack troops of the 222 Battalion who were on a clearance patrol in Bama, Borno State, some Boko Haram terrorists have been decimated on Sunday.

The soldiers led by a Brigade Commander came under ambush by the terrorist, who were overpowered by the superior fire power of the troops, after heavy fighting.

This was made known by the Nigerian Army through its official Twitter handle, the tweet said: “Reports just reaching us confirmed that troops of 21 Brigade led by Brigade Commander on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow were ambushed by BHT along Maiduguri Bama Axis at about 11am 16 Sep 2018.

“There was serious exchange of gunfire. The gallant troops of 222 battalion were reportedly high on morale as a result of the just concluded assurance visit to the theatre of operation by the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai & they successfully cleared the ambush.

“As a result, 1 x GPMG and 2 X AK 47 and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorist were recovered. As at the time of filing this report, troops were still exploiting the general areas in search of some BHT’s who escaped with gunshot wounds.”

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