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Nigerian troops kill at least 20 Boko Haram terrorists

1 soldier killed, 2 others wounded in operation against terrorists in Askira-Uba area of Borno state, says army spokesman

Nigerian troops kill at least 20 Boko Haram terrorists www.theafricanstand.com

At least 20 members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization were neutralized in an operation in northeastern Nigeria, the army said Sunday.

Army spokesman Col. Ado Isa said in a statement that the terrorists attempted to carry out an attack in the Askira-Uba local government area of Borno state.

He said one soldier was killed and two others wounded in the operation while four gun trucks of the terrorists were seized.

More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram violence in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

According to the UN Refugee Agency, violence by Boko Haram has affected 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others.

Esther Kamara

Written by Esther Kamara

Esther Kamara is a reporter at African Stand, covering the West African region with stories on politics and how it intersects with business, innovation, startups, and culture. She graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

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