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Nigeria army eliminates 16 Boko Haram militants in Borno

Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people during its 9-year insurgency.


PTI 29 Jul 2018, 05:03 PM Nigeria

Nigeria's military says soldiers have killed at least 16 Boko Haram extremists after an attack in the country's northern Borno state.

Col Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, said today that insurgents in three vehicles, including gun trucks, on Friday attacked the Mairari area village of Monguno.

He said that soldiers and the air force responded, killing at least 16 extremists. He said soldiers also captured the gun trucks and ammunition.

Nwachukwu said one soldier and four civilians had been injured during the fighting and were evacuated to a military hospital.

He said additional troops have been sent to the area while fighting patrols are trailing the insurgents who fled the attack.

Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people during its 9-year insurgency.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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