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One of the bodies discovered in a grave by the Nigerian Army

By Andah John

The Nigerian Army on Monday said its troops have discovered graves of some Boko Haram terrorists, during mop up operations in Borno state.

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According to the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Troops of the 119 Task Force Battalion of 7 Brigade made the discovery.

Usman, made the revelation in a statement on Monday.

He further explained that the bodies, buried in shallow graves, were that of terrorists who had escaped with gunshot wounds and died after an encounter on 13 January, 2017.

The Army also said the troops recovered a 36 Hand Grenade and one 12.7 X 108mm round of ammunition concealed by the terrorists.

The statement did note that the soldiers have continued their patrols by dominating the general area of Baga, Kangarwa and Dogonchikun with a view to intercepting on-the-run insurgents.