Hard knock: Military crunch Boko Haram in Kukawa

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    By OKOSUN DENNIS

    Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be fleeing from the advancing troops of 119 Task Force Battalion were on Sunday crunched by troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division in a surprised ambush.

    The terrorist elements were ambushed along Gerere Junction in Kukawa Local Government Area, on the northern part of Borno State.

    It was learnt that the troops presently mopping the general area of Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area, killed four insurgents who were carrying logistics items.

    The Director, Army Public Relations, Col Kukasheka Sani Usman said that the military also recovered 48 Jerry cans containing 1, 440 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Automatic Gasoline Oil (AGO), 8 Motorcycles

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    out of which two were destroyed, 21 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, two AK-47 rifles, an unprimed Improvised Explosive Device and a 36 Henagar Hand Grenade, as well as assorted drugs.

    However, Col Sani added, one of the military vehicle and communication equipment were badly damaged from gun shots by the terrorists.

    The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness following concerted efforts at clearing up the remnants of the terrorists.

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