- Many terrorists have been killed by the Nigerian military in Yobe and Borno states
- Also, the Army said it destroyed the terrorist camps during the fierce encounter
- However, a soldier lost his life while about four others got injured in the battle
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In what will gladden the heart of many Nigerians, troops of 21 and 26 Brigades of Nigerian Army supported by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have neutralised 81 terrorists in five villages of Sambisa Forest.
The Guardian reports that this was confirmed by Madu Bukar, a Civilian JTF leader assisting the army to fight terrorists.
He was quoted to have said:
“Our troops inside the forest this month encountered stiff resistance from the terrorists, who planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the troops’ advance routes.
“We destroyed terrorists’ camps and recovered their gun trucks and other weapons, while they were fleeing the cleared villages.”
Going further, he revealed that a soldier lost his life in the battle while four were wounded by explosives.
Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade in Chibok local government inflicted heavy casualties against 31 insurgents on Wednesday, February 10, in Askira Uba town in Borno state.
Nine gun trucks out of the eleven used by the insurgents were also destroyed by troops.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Sheikh Abubakar Mahmoud Gumi a popular Islamic cleric, had accused the leadership of the Nigerian military of being complicit in the sabotage of the counter-security efforts.
Gumi made this allegation on Thursday, February 11, when he featured on the Arise TV’s "News Night" programme.
According to the renowned Islamic cleric, the military leaders are not "cooperating" in the efforts to end insecurity because they are beneficiaries of the continuous attacks from the bandits, insurgents and other criminal elements.
In other news, John Gbor, a retired major-general, is of the opinion that Nigeria is ungovernable because of how the country was structured by the British.
Gbor, who was the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 general elections, made the statement at a press conference on Thursday, February 11.
The retired general stated that the British did not intend to make Nigeria a nation.
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