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Nigerian Army destroys Boko Haram training camp in Borno, kill one insurgent

The Army in Borno State, North East Nigeria has said it destroyed a Boko Haram training camp at Beneshiek, Kaga Local Government of Borno State.

A statement released by the Army Deputy Director of Public Relation Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said the information was obtained through a tip off that the insurgents were undergoing training in Afa general area of Benesheik.

Col. Nwanchukwu stated that a condon and search operation was carried out in the area where some elements of Boko Haram were encountered in a gun battle as they hurriedly try to escaped. He added that one of the insurgents was killed in the process as well as one hostages rescued from the insurgents.

The statement reads; “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at a Forward Operational Base in Benisheikh have uncovered a Boko Haram training camp where instructional training was provided to its foot soldiers. Troops uncovered the Camp located in a hide-out in Afa general area on Sunday morning at about 9.30 am, following a tip off that insurgents were being trained in the hideout.

“Armed with the information, troops immediately mobilized to the area where they conducted a cordon and search operation. During the operation, troops encountered elements of Boko Haram insurgents who were withdrawing hastily from the camp. In the shootout that ensued, troops killed one of the insurgents and recovered one Dane gun. Troops also rescued one Mallam Abba, who was held hostage in the camp by the insurgents.

“The entire training camp has been destroyed by the gallant troops”.


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