Boko Haram terrorists, apparently those of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, are on the run in Borno State, a statement by the Nigerian Army said on Sunday. 

The Army said the latest development was an outcome of a resolve to dominate terrorists general area of operation as well as to deny them the freedom of action.

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, 151 Battalion carried out the onslaught at about 07:21 p.m. on 16 February 2019.

According to the statement by the spokesman for 7 Division Nigerian Army/Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Ado Isa, the troops embarked on aggressive fighting patrol and also mounted an ambush along Jebbra-Firgi Banki axis of Borno State, a notable crossing point of the (BHTs).

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"The terrorists in a crafty move bypassed own troops through another route but were, however, noticed by the ever vigilant and dogged troops who followed in a hot pursuit with fire power on target thereby inflicting heavy casualties on the runaway terrorists, scampered for their lives in disarray.

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"During the operation, troops neutralised 2 BHTs and unconfirmed number of terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.

"Items recovered were 2 motorcycles, 7 bicycles charms and other assorted drugs. Further exploitation of the general area was conducted at first light on 17 February 2019.

"Troops returned to base in high morale, the statement added. 

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