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JTF Kills 13 Terrorists, Arrests Others In Borno State

The Joint Task Force in Nigeria on Friday killed 13 terrorists during a raid on their make-shift camp sited between Borno and Adamawa States in the north east.

A statement by the Director, Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, said some of the terrorist, who escaped from an earlier raid, were also arrested in Maiduguri and environs.

Calm has returned to Shuwa after the pandemonium generated by the panic in the community on Friday morning when residents sighted the convoy of troops going after terrorists and scampered for safety, thinking it was another round of attack.

The confusion also led to the claim that the Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, who had visited the community was attacked by terrorists.

Major General Olukolade, described the claim as “an unsubstantiated report that should be disregarded”.

He said: “The truth is that the governor visited Michika and Shuwa areas of Yobe State to sympathise with the communities that were attacked by terrorists and while returning the convoy came across a noticeable alarm raised by some people who had mistaken a military convoy on patrol at Kirchinga village, for another impending attack by terrorists”.

Major General Olukolade said that the troops had discovered an entry and exit point of terrorists into the country through the state and was working on blocking it.

He assured the community of their safety as normalcy had returned.

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