Troops recover more towns in Yobe, Adamawa

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The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen Chris Olukolade, has said that troops of the Nigerian Army have recaptured more towns from the members of the Boko Haram sect on Friday.

Olukolade said in a statement on Friday that the troops handed out a crushing defeat to the insurgents and recovered the headquarters of Gulani Local Government Area of Yobe State, Bara, and the headquarters of Madagali Local Government area, Gulag, from them in the early hours of Friday.

He said that the troops also flushed out terrorists from other locations such as Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa, during the two-day operation.

He said that several of the insurgents were killed in the fierce fighting that preceded the liberation of the communities.

The Defence Spokesman said that the troops recovered and destroyed several arms and ammunition, vehicles and other equipment.

According to him, the items recovered included Anti-Air Craft Guns, General Purpose Machine Guns, Barrel Grenade Launchers, rifles and mortar guns.

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