27 Boko Haram militants killed in Nigeria

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Lagos, March 21 (IANS) At least 27 Boko Haram terrorists were confirmed dead in separate raids over the weekend by the military in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a military spokesperson said on Monday.

Nigerian Army spokesperson Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman told Xinhua that 19 Boko Haram terrorists were killed at Dalore camp in Borno on Sunday.

The troops also rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists, the spokesperson said, noting that the freed hostages are undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons in Dikwa area of the state.

In another operation on Saturday, Usman added that government troops ambushed and killed seven Boko Haram terrorists in Dawashi area.

Also on Saturday, the troops also ambushed and killed a Boko Haram terrorist suicide bomber at Kumala and Musafanari villages in the area, according to the spokesperson.

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