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Military kills 30 insurgents, recovers Euro currency in Borno

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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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