PHOTOS: Boko Haram Came To Steal Onions But Army Showed Them 'Pepper'
Troops in counter-terrorism operations in northeast Nigeria have killed a member of Boko Haram terrorist group.
According to the Nigerian Army, the terrorist was a member of a gang that came to steal onions and food stuffs from farmers in a community in Borno State.
"Gallant Troops of 222 Battalion Konduga in conjunction with local farmers on patrol along Mushari -Galtimari Road ambushed BHTs [Boko Haram Terrorists] who came to steal onions and other food items from farms within the general area," the Army said in a statement.
It said one BHT was killed while others fled leaving behind two bicycles and several bags of harvested onions.
The Nigerian Army has heightened counter-terrorism operations in the northeast, deploying a number of troops to the area few days ago.
In the past one month, Boko Haram had upped attacks on communities and even military formations, carting away weapons while it attempts to take some territories.
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