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Troops Capture 9 Insurgents, Kill 3, Recover Guns, Machetes, Motorcycles

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Troops deployed in the ongoing operation Lafiya Dole in the North East have captured nine members of the Boko Haram sect who were hiding in fox holes in Borno State.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement today that the troops of the 22 Brigade Garrison, captured the insurgents during a clearance operation at terrorists hideouts of Cinga, Mallum Maja, Bosuma and Murye villages.

He also said three of the insurgents were also killed by the troops. He added that the insurgents were terrorizing innocent villagers with dangerous weapons before the operation.

According to him, the troops recovered ‘nine dane guns, three machetes, one bow with arrows, six motorcycles used by the Boko Haram terrorists to ferry slaughtered cow meats to Boko Haram terrorists hideouts, one tricycle, four Tiger Generators and one solar panel.

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