Troops of the Seven Division of Nigerian Army on Friday, September 12, attacked Kondoga town in Borno State and killed scores of insurgents believed to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The counter-terrorism operation by the troops is seen as a huge success. The attack on Kondoga town in Borno state was planned to begin in the early hours of the day.
Konduga is 40 kilometers south-east of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to a statement by a spokesman for the Army, Colonel To Antigha, three Hilux and one Buffalo vehicles with mounted Anti-aircraft guns, three General Purpose Machine guns, over 30 AK 47 rifles and two global positioning systems were recovered from the members of the terrorist group.
During the operation, four Nigerian soldiers were wounded. However, the military was combing the entire area for terrorists who may have escaped with bullet wounds.
According to witnesses, over 100 Boko Haram members were on their way to Kondoga in a convoy of 15 Toyota Hilux vehicles and motorcycles when they encountered a severe resistance from security forces.
“I counted over 50 bodies of the insurgents and some still were captured by the security forces,” a witness said.
A military source of Channels Television on condition of anonymity said that the terrorist group came in motorcade comprising Hilux vehicles, some Golf Volkswagen cars and motorcycles, but the military attacked them.
“We were fully prepared for the worst from the terrorists that morning,” the military source said.
Kondoga, has on several occasions in the past, been attacked by the insurgents forcing several residence to relocate to Maiduguri metropolis and other major cities in Borno and Yobe State.