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Boko Haram suffers great loss in Yobe

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Troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government of Yobe State, have successfully defeated Boko Haram terrorists who launched an attack on the military base yesterday.

The terrorists came to engage the brigade around 4:15pm on Sunday daring the troops for almost two and a half hours.

A statement by Major Nureni Alimi, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, indicated that the gallant troops stood their ground and thoroughly dealt with the insurgents.

He said two gun trucks belonging to the terrorists were recovered while some of them were neutralised in the process with several others seen taking to their heels with gunshot injuries.

Other items recovered, according to him, are: cache of anti aircraft ammunition and bombs of Rocket Propelled Gun.

“The troops were in high spirit as they all started jubilating with high morale. Only 4 soldiers sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving treatment in the Brigade medical facility,” Major Alimi noted.

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