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Nigerian troops destroy Boko Haram market, kill 3 terrorists

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Troops of the Joint Task Force, North-East Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, have destroyed an illegal market operated by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and killed three terrorists in an encounter at Damask in Borno.

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday in Abuja.

Mr Nwachukwu, a brigadier-general, said the troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 while consolidating on their dogged push recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists on Friday.

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He said that the gallant troops, while conducting clearance operations, code named “Operation Dominance I,” came in contact with the insurgents at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari Village.

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“In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray.

“Troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others,” he said.

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