Troops Repel Boko Haram In Konduga, Kill Scores

Troops Repel Boko Haram In Konduga, Kill Scores

Nigerian troops have once again killed scores of Boko Haram insurgents at Konduga, Borno state.

According to a statement on the official website of the Defence Headquarters, this morning, September 17, the troops crushed the insurgents who were on a revenge mission to Konduga.

Soldiers had last week killed no fewer than 150 insurgents in Konduga and the sect had regrouped and came back yesterday in greater force but they were repelled by the soldiers in a gun battle which lasted for about 12 hours, beginning last night, till the early hours of today.

3 Hilux vehicles, 1 Amoured Personnel Carried and a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the insurgents.

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The troops were said to have suffered no casualties at all, though six were injured and had been taken to the clinic at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri for treatment.

Two security sources told SaharaReporters that the soldiers killed hundreds of the sect members who were attempting to surge towards Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

One senior military source said: “After our troops based in Konduga beat them (Boko Haram insurgents) last week, they regrouped and came back yesterday in greater force, but our troops made them pay again.”

After successfully crushing the insurgents, returned with jubilation, celebrating the capture of an Armed Personnel Carrier (APC) belonging to the militants' sect.

Last week’s victory came after several weeks in which Boko Haram fighters dominated Nigerian soldiers in battle and took several major towns in Borno and Adamawa States.

Even as Nigerian military is recording victory, the sect is still attacking other towns in the North Eastern region of Nigeria and they have overtaken some.

Boko Haram had reportedly crowned a new Emir in Bama North, one of the major towns in Borno, seized and the military has been trying to recapture.


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