At least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Borno as Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in prolonged fierce battle in Borno State.

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  • December 30, 2016

At least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Borno as Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in prolonged fierce battle in Borno State.

 At least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Borno as Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists engaged in prolonged fierce battle in Borno State.

Military sources said the battle started at 6 a.m. on Friday morning and did not end until after 9 a.m.

The sources said the battle began when fighters of the terror group launched a surprise attack on troops location in Rann, in northern Borno, shooting sporadically.

Troops from 3 Battalion and 112 Task Force Battalion who are stationed in the area responded promptly killing an unknown number of the terrorists, and wounding several others.

The battle raged for over two hours, and when the dust settled, several terrorists were found dead.

One of our sources said more than 15 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed in action while another said the figure was much higher, saying many other terrorists escaped from the scene with gunshot wounds.

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