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Soldiers battle Boko Haram fighters, bombers, villagers killed

The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said a jeep full of
Improvised Explosives Devices was among the weapons
recovered by troops conducting Cordon and Search
Operations after suicide bombing attacks on Zabarmari
Muna, near Maiduguri.

This information is contained in a statement issued in Abuja
by the Director of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade.

Olukolade said the jeep, along with two Hilux vehicles being
used by terrorists, were destroyed in the course of pursuit
and encounter with a the group.

He said the terrorists were trying to escape after
simultaneous attacks on targets in the communities on
Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3.

“A total of six suicide bombers had detonated themselves
around the garage, killing scores of people, while some
people were also wounded. A soldier also died.

“Military Explosives Ordinance experts, backed by Police
Bomb Disposal Units, are continuing with vigorous search
for any bombs that might have been hidden or left
unexploded in the area,” he said.

Olukolade also said all other operations of counter terrorism
campaign against terrorists are continuing in various fronts.

He said additional deployment of men and equipment to
enhance the scope of the mission, both within the country
and at borders, was also continuing.

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