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63 terrorists killed in Alafa forest, Lake Chad -DHQ

Defence Headquarters has said 63 terrorists have been killed in military offensives at Alafa forest, 21 kilometers from Bama, in Borno state. According to a…

Defence Headquarters has said 63 terrorists have been killed in military offensives at Alafa forest, 21 kilometers from Bama, in Borno state.

According to a statement by the Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, 56 terrorists were killed during the ground and air operation in Alafa Forest while 7 others died in the Lake Chad Islands.

The statement said, “Nigerian security forces have launched ground and air operations on terrorist’s locations in the Forest at Alafa, about 21km from Bama, Borno State.  Over 56 terrorists died in the ensuing intensive fight over the weekend.”  

Gen. Olukolade also said, “Two soldiers were wounded in the operation which is meant to track fleeing terrorists,” adding that, “Air and land bombardments are continuing in different locations where terrorists have been reportedly sighted.”

He explained that, intelligence reports indicated renewed efforts by the terrorist to establish a new camp in the area which led to the land and air operation that inflicted heavy casualty on the insurgents.

Gen. Olukolade further stated that, “troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force have foiled an attempt by terrorists who were massing up on an island on Lake Chad with a view to carrying out an attack on some Nigerian communities.”

“Seven of the terrorists died while others fleeing in different direction towards Niger and Chad Republic are being trailed by troops,” he said.

He noted that Intelligence reports confirmed that some of the wounded terrorists were seen in a canoe paddling towards Tumbun Telkandam in Chad Republic.

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