Nigerian military repels attack on Borno town, Konduga; kills 70 Boko Haram terrorists

Another Boko Haram weapon destroyed by the Nigerian military

Nigerian soldiers on Monday night clinched another huge victory over the extremist Boko Haram sect, repelling their attack on Konduga town in Borno State and killing at least 70 of the rampaging insurgents, security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Muhammed Abbas, an official of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Maiduguri told PREMIUM TIMES that the Boko Haram terrorists, who attacked the town at about 8 p.m. on Monday night, met stiff resistance from soldiers stationed in the town.

Mr. Abbas said after hours of gun battle, Nigerian soldiers, assisted by Civilian-JTF, subdued the insurgents, killing several of them, wounding many others while the rest retreated to the direction from which they came.

Over 70 bodies, believed to be that of Boko Haram fighters, were counted when calm returned to the town, he said.

A top military officer, who does not want to be named because he had no authority to speak on the matter, said the terrorists retreated after facing superior firepower.

“The insurgents came at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday to attack the town, but our men on ground effectively tackled them,” he said. “Nobody can tell you the exact number of insurgents killed, but we have over 70 that we counted around the town, but there are others that may have been killed in the bushes.”

Konduga is about 35 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, and has been repeatedly attacked by the extremist Boko Haram sect.

The town was first attacked on February 11 this year by Boko Haram gunmen who killed 39 persons, injured several others even as they set ablaze over 1000 homes, including the palace of the community’s District head.

In their bid to expand their conquered territories and possibly attack Maiduguri, the Boko Haram sect, in September 2014, attempted to invade the Borno capital through Konduga, but met a terrible defeat when they lost over 200 of their members, including a top kingpin, then suspected to be the group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau.

Despite the defeat, the insurgents reorganized and launched yet another attack on the community on September 15 but still met with a stiffer counter-attack by Nigerian troop that led to another massive loss of their members.

Two days after that attack, the terrorists returned to the town yet again. But they were again repelled by the military and members of the Civilian-JTF, who reportedly killed about 400 of them.

Monday night’s attack is about the fifth in the series of major attacks on the town by insurgents.


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  • Rommel

    All I see are burnt vehicles,no dead Boko Haram fighters which means that this claim is suspicious hence the belief that PDP knows more about Boko Haram insurgency than they are willing to tell us,at least late Owoye Azazi confirmed that much

    • Preco01

      “…after hours of gun battle, Nigerian soldiers, assisted by Civilian-JTF, subdued the insurgents, killing several of them, wounding many others while the rest retreated to the direction from which they came”.
      CIVILIAN-JTF meaning HUNTERS?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Even in your little world of self delusion,one cannot envisage this degree of utopia !!

      • Gaskiya

        The military should follow these Boko Haram and kill all of them. Failure to do that means something is wrong with our fighting force.

    • Shehu Monguno

      How many times have you seen the dead body of people killed by Boko Haram? Boko Haram have killed no one, it is just PDP propaganda

      • Nwa Aba {Biafran}

        it time you wake up

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Go back to your psychiatrist and renew your medication.The present prescription has failed !!

      • Wähala

        Your sarcasm is just the right retort, Boko Haram did not behead no one on video which is on U-Tube for all blind eyes to see… it’s just not propaganda, lives are being lost. Your question should have been, “how many times have you seen pictures of killed fighters on both sides?” Otherwise, both of you are…

      • Otile

        Iro ni, beko ọ̀nà ìtànkálẹ̀

  • emmanuel

    Biko, someone should ask Shehun Sani, AFP, SR, PT, PM News to tell us the where about of Abubakar Shekau or Bashir Mohammed.

    We have waited for authentic viedos un-end.

    The securities have killed both Characters and will continue to maul down the semi animals.

    I also urge the forces to neutralise any captured insurgents instead of locating them across Nigeria and their men eventually go for jail break.

    Ask Israel how they handle Palestinian insurgents, yet the USA does not accuse them of Human rights violations

  • Wähala

    So you see, Dumbo does not need cobra helicopters to repel Boko Haram attacks…
    Just the political will to deploy enough soldiers in affected enclaves to protect innocent civilians caught in his political war!

    • larry

      Dont you think your father will be a nice commander in chief ?

      • Buhari2015

        @Larry why do you sound clueless like your Dumbo, why can you tell your own father contest for C in C.
        Please you guys should be mannered

        • GbemigaO

          Funny you are asking people to be mannered when you call Jonathan ‘dumbo’

      • Salako

        I wonder if some people sometimes behave rationally because of somebody that doesnt even know of your existance, do not even care about your security, health care and education, but yet you insult other people parents and you call your self a man.

    • zacchaeus Akinleye

      That’s right on the spot! Nigeria’s redemption begins with PDP’s implosion and Jonathan’s rejection.

    • Gaskiya

      100% agreed.

  • the truth

    Without local support for our troops and the prosecution and stop of radical islamic teachings(imams) we can’t win this war against boko haram. Anybody telling you a million soldiers sent to the north east would end boko haram in the long run is lying to you. Categorically put we can’t win this war without those 2 criterias. According to the global index on terrorism(the body which tracks terrorist activities) only 7% of all islamic insurgency is ended by military force.

  • Sharia_Haram

    Yet GEJ is being accused of not doing anything to end Boko-Haram? GEJ is sponsoring Boko-Haram and also killing them. GEJ is sponsoring Muslims and also killing Muslims? Over to APC and northern Muslims !

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    This report, like others in the past, now need to be taken with a pinch of salt.

    Constantly, we hear stories of “repulsion” by the NA, but we have never heard about the NA advancing and assaulting boko haram. Yet, weeks later, we hear same has fallen to boko haram!

    This pattern is becoming too familiar and worrying. Is the NA not aware that offence is the best form of defence?

    When are we going to start reading news reports of the military moving into, and routing boko haram from its enclaves? Why are our military being forced into being passive in this war? Are they being held back deliberately and if so, to what purpose and benefit?

    I just simply refuse to accept that our military is this emasculated.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      I bet sugar tastes very bitter on your tongue, all you enjoy is bad news about the army. With this verifiable degree of sadistic pleasure,one wonders why you still see yourself as a Nigerian !!

      • Victor Etukudoh

        What do you expect? Na Yoruba guy be that now! No matter how you slice and dice it, e dey vex am say na GEJ dey rule Naija!

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Bro,
          I tire for dis kind bad-belle !!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            You “tire for dis kind bad-belle”?

            Na de bad-belle go yamutu both of una!!

            Dis Yoruba Ngbati-Ngbati boy go waka come fart for una burial ceremony!!!

            If you like go swallow Otapiapia!

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            In furtherance to your sadism,you even enjoy farting at funerals….na waaoooo !!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Especially if it is yours…and your sidekicks!

            Why not?

            I’d even feast on a diet of beans, non-stop, for a week if I had prior warning!!

          • Otile

            You are the rudest fellow to infest this blog. Do you have any self-respect? May be you think you are still a child. Grow up fella, talking about someones death, do you know whether you will die before the person you gloat to go his funeral? Think reasonably sometimes.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol, Otile.

            Does talk about death worry you because your life remain unfulfilled?

            You are very much welcome to my funeral in the unfortunate event that I expire before you.

            I have already started paying premiums for a befitting burial that would not leave my immediate family with funeral expenses.

            You are welcome to come and fart at mine (as I shall at yours, if I get the chance) as long as you do not do it loudly and disgrace yourself.

            By the way, do not wear black to my funeral, not even a black “resource control” hat. Ogogoro would not be served either!!

          • Goodyouth

            You are a failure with BH, Nigeria soldier are doing well and I have my brother right there compacting the BH. even Sahara reporter confirmed from their own sources of this hug success by Nigeria military. Pls, let support our govt and stop praising BH.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Please change your nom de guerre to “UselessYouth”.

            If you want to praise boko haram that is your headache.

            I pray for your brothers in the military to come back home safe, but if you truly love them, you would harass the government of the day into arming them properly before sending them out to do battle.

            You would also heckle a government that is setting them up as sitting ducks for boko haram, but I doubt if you would understand or appreciate the significance of what I have just informed you about.

          • yommy

            is a war everybody must stand against. no sectionalism or tribalism.

          • Otile

            You are so disgusting. Is there anything you don’t brag about? Now bragging about rich funeral and other morbid hallucinations, go ahead living in your fool’s paradise.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            lol

            You may think death, and talk about it is morbid, but I don’t.

            It is a natural part of living.

            It is only those who have not lived that are afraid of dying.

            Get a life and live it, Otile.

            There is more to it than hiding behind a keyboard and trying to wish the inevitable away.

          • PROF

            You see every body knows you for what you are ,An assss wipe !

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            And I will use you to wipe Otile’s agglutinated back side!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Pleasure?

        In seeing the NA reduced to bumbling, brain-dead bunch of shivering cowards hiding behind untrained village hunters?

        You need psychiatric help!

        What you have read is not cheering news, but pot-pourri served to distract, deceive and disorientate brainless fellows like you and Victor Etukudoh.

      • longben

        Stop bothering yourself about this guy. He is emptier than the provierbal empty barrel. For him, “everything na politics” and that upto and including his own safety. Those who were born yesterday including him are too DUMB to be argued with!!!!!!!!! SPARE YOUR FINGERS.

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        Don’t mind that hypocrite.
        He snobs Boko ‘victories’ and those need no verification.

      • PROF

        Just ignore Kay , He is disabled ,if not he would have joined the army !

  • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

    This expired Soyemi guy seems delusional. He believes every story of Boko Haram ‘victory’ without calling for proof. And the army victories mean nothing to him.

    Sometimes you wonder if these have any respect for folks, soldiers, putting themselves directly on harm’s way just to ensure he can sit peacefully behind his laptop or phone and spew shiet.

  • Tigron

    What a ridiculous article. Why exaggerate the numbers supposedly killed ?
    We have to knock two zeros off everything reported.

    • Omo Oodua

      Are you angry that hundreds of your members are being killed? Dont worry, it will surely get to you soonest!

  • favourtalk

    We can only say a big thank you to the military personnnel who are very good and working tiredlessly to help the timid population in the country and save the common man on the street because of this government impunity and corruption. It’s a shame that we voted in the lawlessness and he expected us to deal with it ourselevs and still expect the common man to deal with it. We need a change and transformation to settle the people dying everyday

  • Smith Scott

    70 X 70 = number of virgins manufactured on monday for these Mohammed boys. They need to go there with man power and also with enough redbull. Only God knows how many virgin they will get pregnant on monday in hell

  • Dapostle007

    series of reprisal attacks. today the NA is being chased, tomorrow the Nigerian Army chases them.. may GOD help us.. all we need is simply a CHANGE OF GOVERNANCE..APC FOR FEDERAL FOR A CHANGE..

  • Jasper

    We encourage the military to do more.

  • I trust those who were merely wounded were captured and sent to the nearest military security center for hard questioning and interrogation?

  • Hassan Saje

    I COMMEND THE EFFORT OF THE MILITARY. ALSO MY WISH IS THAT THE MILITARY SHOULD BE THE ONE TO HUNT 4 B.H AND NOT TO WAIT UNTIL B.H STRIKES B4 THEY REPEL THEM. COS BY ALLOWING THEM, THEY ATTACK TOWNS TO FORCEFULLY RECRUIT PEOPLE. THIS ACCOUNT 4 THE INCREASING NUMBER OF B.H. GROUPS. IF NOT WHY WONT THEY FINISH BY NOW? EVERY TIME WEHEAR 300,200,400,70 e.t.c B.H BEING KILLED BY THE MILITARY