Seven persons identified as members of Boko Haram terrorist group have been killed in Azaya Kalmari village in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State. 

The terrorists were killed by troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday. 

The spokesman for the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in Maiduguri that the troops encountered the insurgents at about 12.00 noon while conducting clearance operation at remote villages around Mafa town.

A statement he issued announcing the killing of the terrorists read: “The gallant troops overpowered the insurgents in the ensuing firefight, killing seven of them.

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"The troops also recovered two AK 47 rifles , one Ak 56 rifle and seven rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition.

“Troops also successfully cleared Moduhum, Njimtulur, Hayaba Gana and Hayaba Kura, Hashime, Azaya Kura and Azaya villages. All located in the outskirts of Mafa.

"After clearing the initial resistance posed by the insurgents, the troops proceeded to further clear other surrounding villages including, Koshebe Kanuri, Buramburi Gana, Kashakasha, Ngudda, Kezamari, Kellori, koshiri  and Ngwon villages, all located in the remote parts of Mafa Local Government Area.

“The troops remain resilient as they continue the fighting patrol and taking the battle to the insurgents in their hideouts".

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