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Nigerian, Cameroonian troops kill terrorists, arrest others in Borno

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri   |   10 March 2017   |   4:59 am

Colonel Sani Usman

The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman said some Boko Haram terrorists were killed while two others were arrested in joint military operations by Nigerian and Cameroonian soldiers along the border areas of Borno State.

The two-day joint border operations were led by Col. Dourai and Lt-Col. Mohaman of the Cameroonian Defence Forces, with troops drawn from Cameroon’s Battalion Rapid Intervention (BRI) and 151 Task Force Battalion of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army.

Usman in a statement yesterday in Maiduguri said that the suspected Boko Haram terrorists were hiding within the border areas of Cameroon and Nigeria.


The statement reads: “During the operations, which ended yesterday, troops of the two countries cleared Siyara, Kote, Sigawa before proceeding to Bulabundibe town. Other places include Adeleke, Tchatike and Lamukura in the border areas of Borno.

“We came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised many of them, apprehended many, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.”He added: “The troops also recovered a Toyota Canter vehicle, seven dane guns and five Boko Haram flags, four vehicle tyres, two motorcycles and motor spare parts.”Dourai said the operations were carried out to secure both countries’ border areas from attack by terrorists.


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