Army Kills 150 Boko Haram Insurgents •15 Soldiers Killed...!!!

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Army Kills 150 Boko Haram Insurgents •15 Soldiers Killed...!!!

Lt. Gen. Ihejirika

Nigerian Tribune

September 18, 2013

No fewer than 150 Boko Haram insurgents
were killed last Thursday, when troops from
7 Division had a fierce battle with the insurgents.

Also, during the encounter that lasted several hours,
one officer and 15 soldiers lost their lives.

Confirming the incident, Director of Army
Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim,
told the Nigerian Tribune that on 12th September, 2013, troops from 81 Battalion under 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, acted on intelligence report gathered that the insurgent had regrouped at Kafiya forest and were planning to launch an attack.

Following the information, the troops launched an attack and destroyed the enemy camp, and during the encounter that lasted several hours, the troops killed 150 insurgents while one Lieutenant and 15 soldiers lost their lives.

According to the Army spokesman, the enemy camp was well fortified with anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns mounted on vehicles.

The Army spokesman also disclosed that one Abba Goroma, one of the most wanted insurgent was killed in the encounter.

The Federal Government had last year placed a N10million bounty on Goroma for any information leading to his whereabouts.


In a related development, members of the Borno State’s Vigilance Youth Group, popularly called civilian JTF, have arrested 19 Boko Haram terror suspects in five villages of Konduga Local Government Area of the state, on Monday.

Nigerian Tribune learnt that the arrest was carried out after a manhunt of fleeing Boko Haram sect members in Konduga town and neighbouring villages of the council area, at the weekend.

Konduga is 40 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital, where 55 people were killed in August, including eight policemen and soldiers by the insurgents at a place of worship.

Speaking on Tuesday, in Maiduguri, on the arrests, one of the vigilante youths, Abubakar Goni Adam, said that the 19 suspects were pursued to the villages of Konduga and communities bordering the Sambisa Games Reserves Forest.

“The fleeing Boko Haram sect members had been hiding in the forests, but with the destruction of their training camps and hideouts by Special Operational Forces of Nigerian Army in June, the sect members fled to towns and villages bordering the forests.

Borno State Police Commissioner, Lawal Tanko, also confirmed the arrests of the suspects by the vigilante youths in Konduga council area of the state.
He said some rifles and ammunitions were also recovered by youths from the fleeing Boko Haram sect members.

The development had caused tension in the area which prompted Governor Yero to direct the state Bureau of Islamic and Christian Affairs to commence the process of sensitizing adherents of the two religions in the area and engage religious leaders on the need to continue to live peacefully.

chicco77 at 18-09-2013 07:04AM (6 years ago)
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kill them all
papadip at 18-09-2013 07:58AM (6 years ago)
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It seems a full scale war is going on..!!!!!....

An online publication quoting multiple defence sources, however, claimed that 40 soldiers were killed by the sect members while 65 others were missing.

The report stated that the army authorities were miffed by the incident and have ordered an investigation into the suspected operation blunder that gave the militants such an upper hand.
It quoted army officials as saying that the commanding officer of the unit that carried out the operation has now been removed from his post.
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