Boko Haram Suffers Heavy Blow, Over 70 Terrorists Drown While Running From Military Fire, 5 Commanders Killed

Boko Haram Suffers Heavy Blow, Over 70 Terrorists Drown While Running From Military Fire, 5 Commanders Killed

  • The Nigerian military has once again recorded huge success in the fight against insurgency
  • Over 70 Boko Haram insurgents met their waterloo in Sheruri village, Borno state while trying to escape air bombardment by Operations Hadin Kai
  • The successful operation also led to the elimination of five Boko Haram commanders
  • Sources have disclosed that the insurgents conducted a funeral for scores of their fighters after recovering their bodies from a river

Sheruri village, Borno - No fewer than 70 suspected Boko Haram members have drowned in a river while trying to escape air bombardment by Operations Hadin Kai in Borno state.

According to Daily Trust report, over 20 Boko Haram insurgents were killed on Thursday, September 1, in Sheruri village of Bama Local Government Area of Borno, by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF).

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Soldiers during the flag off the Nigerian Army Inter Divisions Combat Company Orienteering Competition. Photo credit: @NigerianArmy
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Over 200 fighters of Boko Haram killed

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai also reportedly killed over 200 fighters of Boko Haram, including five of its commanders during the bombardment in Borno, The Cable reports.

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Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region,disclosed that air task force, troops of 199 special forces battalion and 222 battalion in an operation targeted the terrorists’ hideouts in Gabchari, Sheruri, Mantari and Mallum Masari, villages in Bama LGA of Borno.

The five Boko Haram commanders killed during the successful operation were Abou Hauwa, Amir Shettima, Akura Buri, Abou Zainab and Abou Idris.

Sources disclose how Boko Haram insurgents drowned

Narrating what happened, sources said that after the Sheruri attack, the insurgents tried escaping did not succeed as they drowned in a river around Dipchari village of Bama LGA on Friday.

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A security source said:

“The insurgents suffered heavy blows; they have lost more than 70 fighters around Dipchari village. Many are unaccounted for as we speak."

Another source who spoke on condition of anonymity disclosed that the insurgents were seen recovering scores of their dead bodies in the river.

The source stated:

“This morning around 8:30 am, they conducted a funeral for more than 50 of their fighters at Dipchari village."

According to the source, thought they recovered many dead bodies from the river, dozens are still missing.

At the time of writing this report, the military high command has not released any official statement about the incident. However, many locals in the area confirmed the development.

Nigerian soldiers bomb 49 terrorists with Super Tucano jets earlier reported that the troops of the Air Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai recorded a huge feat on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31.

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No fewer than 49 Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly killed as the troops, using two Super Tucano jets, bombed three hideouts in Sambisa Forest.

An intelligence report obtained by Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, indicates that the airstrikes targeted a moving truck of the terrorists in Gargash, killing all its occupants.


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