Boko Haram: Troops clear Gworege Village, kill many terrorists

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The Nigerian Army on Sunday said, troops of 22 Brigade/Super Camp in Dikwa Local Government Areaof Borno State, northeast Nigeria have killed many terrorists and inflicted injuries on others during a clearance operation at Gworege village.

A statement by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director Army Public Relations said, the success was achieved following credible information from the locals about the presence of terrorists at Gworege village.

“Troops of 22 Brigade/Super Camp Dikwa in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force, Local Vigilantes and Hunters, conducted a successful raid and clearance operations to Gworege community to clear the village of the crouching terrorists reportedly hibernating in the area,” the statement said.

According to Col Sagir, the terrorists engaged the troops in a fire fight but had to flee as a result of superior fire power from the troops.

“Consequently, troops cordoned and searched the village and recovered the following: 6 x AK 47 Rifles, 66 x 7.62 MM ammunition. No soldier was killed, wounded or missing in action.

“Unfortunately, a hunter was wounded, and is receiving treatment at the 22 Brigade medical Centre in Dikwa, he has been stabilized and is fast recovering. ” the statement added.

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