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- The Nigerian military is continuing with its ongoing robust/aggressive operations in the northeast

- The gallant troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno state have shown courage in the face of an attack

- The soldiers repelled an attack by terrorists, killed two of them and seized gun trucks used by the insurgents

Nigerian troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno state on targeted patrol recently repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP elements.

This was revealed in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, April 6 by the acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko.

According to the statement, the troops had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles approaching the Battalion's location at about 6 pm on Tuesday, April 7.

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Nigerian troops repel attack by Boko Haram in Borno, kill 2, recover gun trucks

One of the gun trucks recovered from the terrorists by the gallant troops.
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Consequently, the criminals were overpowered after which they took to their heels. They were aggressively pursued up to Wurge axis by the gallant troops/the Quick Response Force.

The fierce firefight led to the death of two terrorists an unconfirmed number were wounded.

Additionally, 3 gun trucks, 2 anti-aircraft guns, 2 AK 47 rifles, 1 HK 21 rifle and one rocket Propelled Grenade Tube were abandoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops.

Other items recovered are - Multi-Links, 10 1.5 MM ammunition, 2 magazines and a bluetooth speaker with Boko Haram terrorists' victory song.

No soldier lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the battle.

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Recall that the Nigerian military had said its operations across the country will go on despite the outbreak of the dread COVID19 pandemic.

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Military authorities say they can not suspend their operations in the country because “operations are not conducted in enclosures but in the open.”

In a related development, the Nigerian military says it has designated 21 of its medical facilities as isolation centres across the country as Nigeria continues its fight against the global pandemic - coronavirus.

The military authorities also say there are plans to recall retired medical personnel to complement those in active service.

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