Nigerian troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri.

Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some of the terrorists were decimated while trying to obtain ransom from relatives of their abducted victims. According to him, two women and three children are rescued unhurt from the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.

He said weapons recovered from the criminals include four gun trucks, one fabricated vehicle blinde legar, two anti aircraft guns, one general purpose machine gun, two PKT guns, eight Ak-47 rifles and two Ak-47 rifles magazines, one Ak 47 rifle cover and one dane gun.

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Source: Vanguard