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Military kills 73 terrorists, recover arms, ammunition despite fatal accident

Troops of the Nigerian Army, on a reinforcement mission to fight Boko Haram insurgents, were involved in a fatal accident on Thursday, July 8.

The security personnel were reportedly on their way to rescue travelers who were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

It was gathered that the specific area is the Auno-Jakana axis, a route linking neighboring states Borno and Yobe, usually targeted by Boko Haram and ISWAP.

A viral video showed the troops speeding to ensure they got to the scene of the attack before the terrorist fled.

Fortunately, no casualties were recorded but injured are said to be responding to treatment at a military hospital.

However, this incident didn’t deter the Military as 73 Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists were neutralized, 44 Ak-47 rifles, 7 Anti- Aircraft Guns, and 7 gun trucks were recovered at the Auno checkpoint.

Also, those that were kidnapped by the terrorists regained their freedom.