- Suspected Boko Haram terrorists cattle rustlers were intercepted by hunters
- The hunters from Gur village in Borno state in conjunction with their Damaturu counterparts killed one of the suspected terrorists
- The hunters also recovered 48 cows, 58 goats, 36 sheeps and 12 donkeys
Some hunters from Gur village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno in conjunction with hunters from Damaturu on Thursday intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists cattle rustlers and killed one of them.
Army Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement on Friday that the encounter took place at Burashika village in Biu.
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Usman said the hunters recovered one AK-47 rifle mounted with magazine of two rounds and 48 cows, 58 goats, 36 sheeps and 12 donkeys.
He added that the recovered livestock had been handed over to security operatives in Gur village, pending identification by their rightful owners and handover.
According to an earlier report by NAIJ.com, a Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and signed by his Special Adviser, Mr Segun Adeyemi.
The minister said that the court decision followed the conclusion of the first phase of the trial of 575 Boko Haram suspects brought before it.
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