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Military kills 30 insurgents, recovers Euro currency in Borno


Boko HaramTHE Nigerian Army has killed over 30 Boko Haram insurgents in the Borno border town of Mafa at the weekend.

The Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen Chris Olukolade, disclosed this in an online statement on Monday.

Mafa is a farming border community with Cameroon, and 40 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital.

According to the statement: “Thousands of Euro currency were found on the body of one of the terrorists believed to be a Boko Haram commander.

He is suspected to be a foreigner and among those killed in the encounter, while many others fled with gunshot wounds.

Olukolade said: “The terrorists also lost weapons and equipment including 13 rifles, a machine gun, rocket propelled grenade tubes and several other ammunition. A Toyota Buffalo vehicle was also recovered from the insurgents.”

The statement further stated that the offensive on terrorists’ hideouts is continuing in many fronts.

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