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Nigerian Military’s Quick Reaction Force Recovers Gun Trucks, Kills Terrorists In Borno

Nigerian Ground and Air Force responded to an attack on a police contingent along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road

Nigerian Military Quick Reaction Force On Friday evening, counter-attacked a terror cell and recovered trucks from the group responsible for targeting a police contingent along a major highway in Borno, Northeast Nigeria.

HumAngle understands that the police contingent was attacked by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) between Jakana and Auno around 6 p.m. and a Toyota Hilux truck was seized during the encounter. 

A military Air asset despatched to the location along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road assisted in the recovery of the truck and two additional gun trucks, as well as the killing of several terrorists. 

PR Nigeria reported 28 terrorists were killed in the encounter. 

According to the news outlet, the terrorists dressed in army uniforms, ambushed and opened fire at a Mobile Police Force convoy returning from Buni Yadi. 

One policeman was reported to have been killed and a police vehicle seized in the incident.  

Air component and ground troops, including the MI-35M gunship, were said to have responded to the distress call and engaged the terror cell, leading to the destruction of three gun trucks alongside most of its occupants. 

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