Military kills many Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad
- Many Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by the military
- They were killed at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas in Borno
- Meanwhile, unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds
The combined troops of Nigerian Military and Niger Republic have dealt another deadly blow to terrorists at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas in Borno, the defence headquarters says.
The acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, April 7, in Abuja.
Onyeuko said the recent encounter was in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations in the North East Theatre of Operation against the elements of Boko Haram and Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.
He explained that the combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga, Nigerien troops supported by Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole had a fierce encounter with the terrorists in the area on Monday.
According to him, the terrorists suffered heavy casualties and unconfirmed number escaped with gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that barely twenty hours after Chadian president, Idriss Déby asked him to surrender or be ready to die, the leader of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad also known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to go after him.
He was reacting to the huge loss suffered by his sect in last week’s encounter with Chadian soldiers.
Legit.ng gathered that in less than five minutes of audio message released by the sect, a rather subdued Shekau said his fighters would go after the Chadian president for his war against the sect.
According to the newspaper, Shekau, who spoke in Hausa, said despite the setbacks inflicted on Boko Haram by the Chadian troops in an assault coordinated by Déby, the sect was ready to fight on.
He said: “Today is Monday, 6th in the month of, Insha Allahu, Shaaban, the Hijrah of the prophet of Allah, from Meccah to Medinah, 1441. We believe after this introduction, we heard certain things from Chad from a certain individual named Idriss Deby.
“He came out fully dressed up with the ambition of fighting the religion of Islam, that is he wants to fight us because we said we will work for the enthronement of Islam, we are Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad.
“Our aim is to follow the tenet of the Qur'an; our aim is to follow the tenets of the prophet; our aim is to practice Islam the way the prophet of Allah left instructions before dying and handing over to knowledgeable scholars, who have also passed it down to me.
“Idris Déby, I will address you now. I am, Insha Allahu Taalla, Abubakar ibn Mohammed Shekau, the Imam of Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad. I decided to send you this message quickly. Don’t think because you’ve fought battles in ignorance not according to the tenet of Islam, and today, because we said we will work for Allah, you think you will triumph over us."
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