- Just when Boko Haram insurgents felt they have won the battle in Borno, their joy was shortlived
- In response to the attack on Gubio village in the state, troops under Operation Lafiya Dole, killed a lot of insurgents on Wednesday, June 10
- A hideout of the terrorists located in Kacha Korle was also destroyed by the soldiers
Just hours after Boko Haram insurgents killed a lot of villagers in Gubio, Borno, troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, June 10, retaliated in the offensive around Sambisa forest.
Apart from the fact that soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised many terrorists in the state, the insurgents' hideout in the Kacha Korle area of the ill-fated forest was destroyed, Channels TV reports.
This victory for the military was confirmed on Wednesday by Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of the Defence media operations.
In his report, Enenche disclosed that the hideout was always a meeting and staging point for the terrorists.
He revealed that the victory was as a result of intelligence gathering by the Air task force that dealt a devastating blow on the location.
The commander said: “Overhead the target area, many BHT fighters were observed in and around some prominent structures. These were engaged in successive passes by the attack aircraft leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralization of several of the terrorists.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that villagers numbering over 70 were killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
Legit.ng gathered that before attacking the Koloram village, the Boko Haram members had earlier unleashed terror on the residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta.
They accused the villagers of spying on them before torching every household, leaving the village in ruins as locals who managed to escape the onslaught returned in tears with their loved one soaked in blood.
“It is the most deadly attack in recent times. The location of the village made rescue mission a bit difficult,” one of the witnesses said.
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