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The troops of the Nigerian Army
said they killed 30 members of the Boko Haram Sect in a failed ambush in Borno
State.

An Abuja based Public Relations
outfit to the military and security agencies, the PR Nigeria, reported that the
insurgents were killed when they attempted to attack a convoy of local
government officials and travellers along Bama Road after Nguri-Soye.

It was stated that the troops of
the 121 Special Task Force Battalion were escorting the council officials to
Pulka when they ran into the ambush on Saturday

The Chairman, Caretaker Committee
of Gwoza Local Government Council, Mr. 
Saeed Sambo, who was said to be in the convoy, was quoted as having said
that “the terrorists detonated Improvised Explosive Device and followed this
with sporadic gunshots but they were immediately repelled by the gallant
troops.”

The Special Forces were said to
have repelled the attack killing the 30 insurgents.

The Caretaker Committee Chairman
was also said to have commended the troops led by Patrol Commanders of the
121BN Captain S. Suleiman and Lt. N. Ayuba

It was stated that some soldiers
who received gunshot wounds during the encounter were receiving medical
treatment at the Maimalari Barracks Hospital, Maiduguri.

The report also quoted an anonymous
aid worker as having confirmed that 30 of the insurgents were killed in the
attack.

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