Nigeria clashes: 40 Boko Haram fighters killed

Published: October 17, 2013

MAIDUGURI: Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it repelled coordinated attacks by Boko Haram militants at the weekend, killing 40 insurgents, but few details were provided and the account could not be independently verified. According to a military statement, fighters of unknown strength attempted coordinated and simultaneous attacks on Sunday in three remote towns in north-eastern Borno state, Boko Haram’s historic stronghold. Troops “successfully repelled all the attacks killing 40 terrorists in the three locations,” the towns of Bama, Gwoza and Pulka, said the statement.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 16th, 2013.

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  • Jayesh
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:00PM

    World get rid of 40 more cockroaches and so more peace and stability…


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