Nigerian Military kills many terrorists, destroys bomb making workshop

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

The Nigerian military on Saturday said it killed 10 insurgents and destroyed a bomb manufacturing factory near the country’s border with Cameroon.

The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, made this known in statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Sani, a colonel, said the military made tremendous gains in the various sectors in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency in the northeast.

According to him, troops from the 121 Task Force Battalion moved through key villages along the border and linked up with the Cameroonian forces.

The villages included Mararraba, Angwan Fada Dale, Wizha, Bokko Timit, Bokko Nasanu, Bokko Hide, up to Ngoshe.

During the operations, Mr. Usman said Boko Haram hideouts in the area were cleared.

“In the process, the troops killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 45 persons which included 17 women and 28 children,” the army spokesperson said.

“The troops also discovered that the terrorists cratered the road linking Pulka, Mararraba and Ngoshe and safely detonated 5 IEDs buried by the terrorists.

“In addition, they also destroyed an IED manufacturing workshop in the village. They also cleared Sino village.”

Besides, he said the Cameroonian forces knocked out gun trucks belonging to the insurgents, raided and cleared several IED making factories along the border towns.

On a sad note, the military reported that a patrol team from 5 Brigade, traversing Dogon Gida and New Marte stepped on an undetected IED buried by suspected terrorists.

Four soldiers suffered various degrees of injuries and their vehicle badly damaged.

Mr. Usman said the wounded soldiers were evacuated by Nigerian Air Force, while the affected team was reinforced to continue with the patrol of the area.

In another flank, he said troops from the 25 and 26 Task Force Brigades, in conjunction with Cameroonian forces, carried out clearance operation against the insurgents around Ngoshe village.

While the Cameroonian troops carried out the clearance, their Nigerian counterparts provided blocking forces at strategic points where they decisively dealt with terrorists that tried to escape, Mr Usman said.

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  • Malchine

    With fake weapons purchased with raw cash by GEJ? Tell us better story joo!

    • Kickboxer

      Brainless Buhari & Lying Mohammed informed us that APC (maybe his body language) defeated Boko Haram in December 2015 with “fake’ weapons.

      A law should be passed making mandatory for federal politicians to periodically be subjected to IQ & psychiatric tests

      • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

        U r brainless .b/c and you may not live long.Because of ur disrespect to elders.u are bitter and sadness And sorrow may not leave your home.Bastard!

  • thailand

    Is it with the junk weapons that Jonathan bought–or the new ones Buhari procured from Amerca and Thailand

  • ’70

    So with all this tough actions, only 10 terrorists were killed?

    • Man_Enough

      I fear o!

  • Paul Young

    When you have a village called Bokko Hide, how wont boko haram hide there

  • concernednigerian

    For how long shall you continue to defeat Boko Haram? I thought the President and his image makers said Boko Haram had been technically defeated.

    • aiteteji

      if you read between lines or listen carefully, you would have understood what PMB meant by “technical defeat”. He has repeated it several times through different mediums but I’m sure that progress antagonists like you would choose to see what you want to see. There’s no hideout for you anymore!

  • Alexander

    This is all lies and hoodwinking.

  • C3kwe

    Are you still fighting boko haram? I thought they have been technically defeated.

    • PolyGon2013

      Yes, they have been technically defeated (BH does not own any territory). Before now (during GEJ time) they owned territory and even raised their flag. Now, they are hiding.

  • westernrollings

    All is for good.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Many are happy because of the killings.are you blaming Buhari of just eight month for an evil that has been allowed to manifest and incubate in six years of an in competent leadership?

    • PolyGon2013

      Don’t mind them. Buhari is doing great. Some of the northern leaders should also be blamed for allowing BH to fester during GEJ regime. They should have gotten on the nerves of GEJ and demand that BH be dealt with decisively. The military leadership were benefiting from it, and they diverted the funds for their personal use. I am glad that PMB is prosecuting them.

  • peaceometer

    Where are the anti mine vehicles, please safe our soldiers and wipe the terrorists. Nigeria will be great again.