The Nigerian Army has said it killed 40 terrorist when it repelled coordinated attacks by ‘Boko Haram’ insurgents in Bama, Gwoza and Pulka towns in Borno State.

In a statement by acting spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in the North East, Captain Aliyu Danja, the army foiled attempts of a coordinated attack at the towns on Sunday 13 October.

Captain Aliyu said, “Soldiers of 7 Division in anticipation, successfully repelled all the attacks killing 40 terrorists in the three locations while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.”

“Soldiers also destroyed a pickup vehicle loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) meant for destruction of Bama town during the encounter,” he added.

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Aliyu further said the Nigerian Air force in collaboration with ground troops, attacked Boko Haram elements and their assets which was successfully neutralized at Kilani general area.

The Eid-El Kabir prayers were conducted safely by the Muslim faithful in Borno state amidst tight security provided by the Division, the statement said.

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