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Army kill 8, arrest 3 Boko-Haram fighters in Niger

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Efforts by the Nigerian army to drag the country from the claws of Boko-Haram and Armed bandits have proved fruitful as eight terrorists were killed in New-Bussa, Borgu Local Government Area of Niger State.

The bandits were reported to have sieged the Borgu Army barracks in a bid to rescue their counterparts in the military custody but their onslaught was greeted with swift resistance by the armed force.

EVENTNG learned that while eight Boko-Haram members were executed during the fight, three others were captured but no casualty on the side of the soldiers was recorded except those with slight wounds.

The attack on Saturday night through Sunday morning started at about 12 midnight bringing the intruders face-to-face with soldiers who fearlessly defended the military fortress from the intruders as they made their way to free their members captured by the Nigerian military.

The soldiers fearlessly responded as they quickly sought reinforcement from the Nigerian air force whose support helped in neutralizing the armed men whose exact number could not be ascertained as of the time of filling this report.

“They came in their number, it was very late at midnight and as such, it was not that easy for anyone to know exactly the number of the attackers, but they were really dealt with,” a source said.

He further noted that “While the gun battle lasted, some of the Boko-Haram members retreated into the darkness with various degrees of injuries. The soldiers have also tightened up security around the barracks to forestall possible reprisal attacks.”

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