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    The Nigerian Army has decimated suspected Boko Haham insurgents killing 27 of them in the process.

    This was disclosed in a press release by the Nigerian Army on their official twitter handle.

    "Troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIA DOLE, in a joint clearance operation with Chadian Defence Forces, on the 13th of April 2019 had a fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu, and Bukar Maryam villages," a statement by army spokesman Colonel Sagir Musa reads.

    "During the operations, 27 (twenty seven) terrorists were killed and several arms and ammunition were recovered. The victory was certain because there was no death or casualties among the Nigerian army and Cameroonian Forces."

    The spokesman further noted that the coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gambaru – Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out from Multi-National Joint Task Force (Op YANCIN TAFKI ) onslaught on their hideouts.

    Boko Haram group is a Jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon, their main goal was to "purify Islam in northern Nigeria."

    From March 2015 to August 2016, the group was aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the current insurgency started in 2009, Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was ranked as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015.

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