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In a combat patrol along Gulwa and Musuri Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigerian troops killed approximately 41 terrorists.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director of Army Public Relations, said the 45-minute firefight took place in the early hours of Monday, March 15.
Yerima also reported that troops seized advanced weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children held captive by terrorists.
Among the items seized from the rebels are 12 AK47 rifles, 8 Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a tractor, 6 motorcycles, mechanic tool boxes, a sewing machine, and a considerable quantity of batteries used to make IEDs and sex enhancement products.
The statement read:
“At Musuri, troops encountered elements of the terrorist group and swiftly engaged them in a firefight which lasted for about 45 minutes.
“With superior firepower, troops ultimately dominated the area after neutralizing 41 of the terrorists. They also recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.”