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Civilian forces kill three terrorists, capture one alive after attack on Borno farmers

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The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) arrested one terrorist and killed three others on Friday.

The insurgents were caught in the act of stealing food items along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Borno.

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They attacked farmers and were leaving with their loot when the security operatives engaged them.

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The farmers, both siblings, had harvested their farm produce near Daiwa within the Damboa precinct.

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A military source said the terrorists shot a number of people on their farmland, killing two and injuring one.

He said Saminu Audu, a CJTF commander, led the operation at Lamboa, between Minok-Janaka along the Damaturu-Maiduguri highway.

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“After a fierce confrontation, three of the terrorists were killed, one was captured alive.

“The terrorists are remnants of Boko Haram under Abubakar Shekau faction.

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“They refused to pay allegiance to ISWAP and depend on robbery and kidnapping for survival”, the officer added.

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