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Nigerian troops, MNJTF kill 81 Boko Haram members in Sambisa

Nigerian Troops have eliminated 81 Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa axis.

However, one soldier died from landmine the sect planted.

The troops of Sector 1, comprising 21 and 26 Brigades, supported by Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), cleared many locations terrorists used as hideout.

They include villages along Garin Bello, Kwoche, Lawanti, Alfa Bula Hassan, Alfa Cross, among others.

A source disclosed that the military encountered stiff resistance from the terrorists who laid bombs along troops’ axis of advance.

The officer said troops destroyed the terrorists’ camps, recovered gun trucks and weapons as NAF aircraft provided air and interdiction support.

“Regrettably a soldier paid the supreme sacrifice, with 4 other soldiers wounded in an improvised explosive devices incident,” the source added

Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, and Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Farouk Yahaya praised the gallantry of the troops.

Attahiru paid tribute to the fallen hero and urged officers and men to honour his memory by dealing with the terrorists ruthlessly.

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