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Nigeria: Troops Kill 300 Boko Haram Militants in Counter-Offensive

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February 20, 2015

By Abdullahi Umar, Agency Reports
Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed more than 300 Boko Haram fighters during an operation to recapture towns since the start of the week, the military said.

A statement by defense spokesman, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said that the army arrested many of the insurgents, recovered and destroyed weapons and other war equipment.

It, however, revealed that two soldiers lost their lives while 10 others were wounded.

“We also captured several towns which include Monguno, Gabchari, Abba Jabari, Zuntur, Gajigana, Gajiram, Damakar, Kumaliwa, Bosso Wanti, Jeram and Kabrisungul,” Olukolade added.

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