Nigerian Troops Kill Boko Haram Leader In Dalore, 18 Others, Rescue 67 Hostages

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The Nigerian Army said on Monday that it had killed a Boko Haram leader in Dalore and 18 other suspected terrorists as well as rescued 67 hostages.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations for the Nigerian Army said “elements of 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday  in which they killed  19 Boko Haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore”.

“The troops also captured 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 Small Machine Gun and 1 Hand Grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles,” Colonel Usman said, adding that “the troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists. The freed hostages are  undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa”.

“Unfortunately, during the operation the troops Mine Resistant Anti-Personnel (MRAP) vehicle ran into an  Improvised Explosive Device and had a damaged  tyre”.

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