13 others were arrested after a gun battle

The Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO), on Friday said they killed seven suspected terrorists in a gun duel at Gwange, Borno state.

The security personnel also arrested 13 other suspects after the incident.

JTF spokesperson, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, who confirmed the incident said the hoodlums attacked JTF officials who were conducting search at a suspected hideout of the terrorists in Gwange area of the state.

Musa revealed that 13 other suspects were arrested after the incident.

?The JTF conducted a cordon and search operation in Gwange Junction,? he said.

?But as the search went on some suspected terrorists opened fire on the troops, leading to exchange of fire that killed seven of them.?

He also said that his forces recorded no casualties.

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