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Yobe: Troops eliminate three Boko Haram terrorists, recover rifles, others

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Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, have killed three ISWAP terrorists enforcing Zakkat levies on Maltari village, near Kukareta in Yobe State.

The incident occurred on Sunday when the terrorists met their Waterloo during a gunfight with the troops after they received a report at about 4am on Sunday about terrorists’ elements.

It was learnt that the troops, in conjunction with Yobe State Hunters group, were tasked to conduct a special patrol in the area.

They engaged and naturalized three terrorists.

The troops also recovered two AK-47 rifles with two magazines containing 16 rounds of 7.62MM special ammunition.

Other items recovered by the troops include, two hand grenades and one motorcycle.

The neutralised terrorists were, however, believed to be part of the group that attacked troops’ location at Kukareta on Sunday, 4th February, 2024.

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