Men of the 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) of the Nigeria Army, yesterday killed three Boko Haram insurgents and captured one alive in a continued onslaught on the violent Islamic sect.
An Army Captain who declined identifying himself said the insurgents took the fight to their men at a check-in around Dukku, headquarters of Dukku local government area.
He said the operation started about 00.30 hours and lasted for about one hour, leading to the military breakthrough.
Among the items recovered from them were one army green Toyota Hilux van, three primed improvised explosive device (I.E.D), one FM riffle, three boxes of .50mm live ammunition, 150 rounds of .50mm live ammunitions and 70 empty shells of .50mm ammunition.
Other items were a pair of mobile police uniform with Clement Ahmadu inscribed on it, two jerry cans of petrol, tyre patching materials and motor vehicle spare parts, one empty AK 47 magazine and two empty boxes of armour.
Also recovered from them were one INEC smart card reader meant for Nafada local government, one empty INEC bag, three bags of rice and one pot of cooked rice.
The Army Captain has as a result called on the citizenry to remain calm and continue to go about their various activities without fear as they are all out to bring an end to the insurgency issue.
The insurgents had on Saturday struck in various parts of Gombe state, killing seven persons, including two INEC personnel and a police man on election duty.
Five of them were also killed by joint security operatives in Dukku after the insurgents torched a police formation in one of the villages.


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