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Army kills two terrorists attempting to enter Sambisa

The Army on Tuesday disclosed that it had killed two terrorists, who attempted to cross into the Sambisa forest from Gwoza-Dure road in Borno State. Col. Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.

He said that the incident occurred on Sunday as troops embarked on a fighting patrol under the newly inaugurated “Operation Halaka Dodo’’ by the 7 Division, Maiduguri.

Musa said that the terrorists were attempting to move into the forest with supplies for their fellow insurgents when the troops engaged them. He said that different drugs and medicines meant for supply to their fellow criminals in the forest were recovered from them.

The Army spokesman added that although the situation within the general area of the Division was calm, Operation Halaka Dodo was being conducted by all Brigades and Battalions in their areas of responsibility.