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18 Terrorists Killed In Borno by Newsbreakers: 4:02pm On Mar 14, 2016
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, has revealed that troops of 26 and 28 Task Force Brigades, on Tuesday, repelled a daring attack by fleeing Boko Haram terrorists on military locations at Pulka and Bitta in the fringes of Sambisa forest.

The army spokesperson further added that troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, came under what he termed a three-pronged attack by Boko Haram terrorists fanning out of Sambisa forest from Damboa, Tokumbere and Pulka axis.

According to him, “At the end of the debacle, 2 Boko Haram insurgents paid for their atrocities with their lives while several others sustained gunshot injuries. The fate that befell those that attacked Pulka was more dreadful.

"The ever ready and vigilant troops rose to the occasion by repelling the attacks and killing all the 16 attackers and captured one of them alive during the exploitation. The gallant troops also recovered 11 AK-47 rifles, 3 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG) and 2 Toyota Hilux vehicles. Others are a 60mm Mortar tube, 7 boxes of 12.7mm ammunition and 1 belt of 12.7mm ammunition.

“It is gratifying to state that there was no casualty on our own troops except for 3 soldiers that sustained minor injuries.

“The troops remained on maximum alert and are equally busy consolidating and continuing with their clearance operations with high morale."

FG Orders Re-Negotiation of N780bn Fine Imposed on MTN

The Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, ordered re-negotiation of the N789 billion fine slammed on the South African telecoms company, MTN, by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC).

Buhari's order came at a joint news conference with the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma in Abuja.

The Nigerian president noted that the failure of MTN to register all subscribers’ lines within the deadline was what led to the sanction imposed on it by the NCC.

Buhari added that the delay resulted in the death of no fewer than 10,000 Nigerians in the battle against Boko Haram.

According to Buhari, "The concern of the federal government was on the security of the country and not the fine imposed on MTN. You know how the unregistered GSM lines were used by terrorists and between 2009 and today, at least, 10,000 Nigerians were killed by Boko Haram.

“That was why the NCC asked MTN, Glo and the rest of them to register GSM subscribers. Unfortunately, MTN was very slow and contributed to the casualties. NCC looked at its regulations and imposed the fine. Unfortunately for MTN, they went to court and once you go to court, you virtually disarm the government because if the federal government refused to listen to the judiciary, it is going against its own constitution. Therefore, the government had to wait.

“I think MTN has seen that and decided to withdraw the case and go back and negotiate with government agencies on what they consider a very steep fine to be reduced and maybe given time to pay gradually.

“I hope you will recall that even before the elections, our party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, realised the state we were in and we articulated three areas – security, economy and corruption- and we realised where we can improve on our relationship with South Africa.

“In terms of the economy, we identified agriculture and solid minerals to come to the fore quickly so that we can provide jobs for the unemployed. South Africa is far ahead of us in agriculture and solid minerals. So in diversifying the economy, I think there is a great room for improvement which is for the better."
Re: 18 Terrorists Killed In Borno by jaymejate: 4:06pm On Mar 14, 2016
Okay, i go listen to news summary on AIT tonight.
Can't read this

So 18 terrorists killed, how many soldiers died? Mtchew
Re: 18 Terrorists Killed In Borno by tsephanyah(f): 4:13pm On Mar 14, 2016

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