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20 Boko Haram members killed in clash with soldiers

20 Boko Haram members killed in clash with soldiers

About six soldiers were reportedly injured on Saturday, November 26 after a clash with members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect along along the Maiduguri-Bama road, close to Bama, Borno state, Premium Times has revealed.

The report also said 20 sect members were killed during the clash.

The soldiers were said to have run into an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents while they escorted a convoy of Gwoza local government area officials.

20 Boko Haram members killed in clash with soldiers

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20 Boko Haram members killed in clash with soldiers

The report said a gang of about 40 Boko Haram members opened fire on the convoy being escorted by soldiers of the 121 Task Force Battalion, Pulka.

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According to Sambo, 20 members of the sect were killed in the confrontation which occurred at about 10 am when they were heading for Gwoza from Maiduguri.

The chairman, who escaped unhurt, said: “The insurgents first detonated an IED when the convoy was about 5km away from Bama, before they began to fire on us.”

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