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The Operation Lafiya Dole troops neutralised over 13 terrorists on Saturday in various areas in Borno and Adamawa States during clearance operations.

The army spokesman, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed this in a statement said 12 of the terrorists were neutralised when the troops laid an ambush for them at Miyanti-Banki junction in Borno, and one at Kafin Hausa in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Usman added that at Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village, the troops neutralised quite a number of the terrorists.

“Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while four others sustained injuries. The remains of the gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price, and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri,” he said.

Usman listed items recovered from the terrorists as 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, one bag of groundnut, two bags of salt, two baskets of kola nut, five torch lights, a carton of mixed juice sachets, and four rolls of brocade material.

Others, according to him, are two packets of sweet, one carton of washing soap, five packets of cold patch, two packets of Maggi cubes, two pairs of bathroom slippers, two packets of yeasts and four packets of Vedan.

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