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Troops of 8 Division Garrison in a discreet operation against marauding terrorists, on Tuesday launched a carefully planned offensive operation into Tukandu Village, Sokoto state.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations, said in a statement to newsmen that, the attack was targeted at a “notorious group of terrorists, responsible for various atrocious and heinous activities in the general area.”

According to him, “The troops’ fierce onslaught terminated many of the terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds. In the following mop up operations, troops recovered three AK-47 Rifles, one PKT Gun, 125 rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition, 2 Rocket propelled Gun Bombs and 9 motorcycles.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has lauded the troops, charging them to remain resolute and continue to escalate their operations against the terrorists to decimate and deny them the freedom of action.”



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