The report reaching NIGERIA NEWS has it that not less than seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists have been gunned down by the military operatives at Garanda village in Borno state.
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The terrorists were reportedly shot dead by troops serving in the counterinsurgency operation.
The deputy director of information, Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Clement Nwachukwu, on Thursday, August 9, said that the killing of the insurgents occurred when troops were repelling an attack by the terrorists.
Nwachukwu said the terrorists had launched an attack on a military location in the village in Guzamala local government area of the Borno state.
The army chief said the troops who were alert swiftly repelled the attacks, killing seven of the insurgents in the process.
The spokesperson stated that eight soldiers were injured in the battle and have been taken to a military hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital for adequate medical care.
In a related development, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that NDA released list of successful candidates for 70 RC.
The force added that shortlisted candidates who fail to report at the NDA permanent site between Friday, August 24 and Monday, August 27 would forfeit his/her opportunity to candidates on the reserve list.