Nigerian troops kill 40 Boko Haram terrorists, destroy Alajeri camp — Army

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram notorious camp besieged by the Nigerian Military
FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram notorious camp besieged by the Nigerian Military

The Boko Haram camp in Alajeri, Guzamala local government area of Borno State was has been destroyed by troops of the 113 Battalion fighting insurgency in the North East, Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said on Saturday.

Mr. Usman, a colonel, said in a statement that the military operation, following intelligence on the presence of Boko Haram camp in Alajeri, led to the death of 40 terrorists and capturing of their arms.

“Following reliable information on the presence of some Boko Haram terrorists,  troops of 113 Battalion conducted a fighting patrol to Dunga general area on Thursday during which they discovered and destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ camp at Alajeri village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State,” Mr. Usman said.

The Army spokesperson added that, “In the operation, the troops killed 40 Boko Haram terrorists and captured 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 ( RPG 7), 6 AK-47 rifles, 2 Fabrique Nationale rifles, 10 magazines, 188 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 64 rounds of  7.62mm (Special) ammunition. Other items recovered by the troops  included 3 mobile phones, 6 copies of Holy Quran and 20 Motorcycles.”

No Nigerian soldier died or sustained injury, serving as morale booster for the troops as they intensify campaigns to clear the war-ravaged region of insurgents, the Army said.

“The troops are in high spirits because of the success of the operation coupled with the fact that there was no casualty or injury on the part of the troops,” Mr. Usman said.

“Operations to clear all known Boko Haram terrorists camps and hideouts are ongoing as troops remain committed to the clearance and apprehension of the Boko Haram terrorists in the country.”


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  • Burning Spear

    Same old lies—–are these not the same capns that Buhari and liar mohamed lied to us that no longer exist in Borno state

    • NoSpinEd

      The fight against terrorism is an ongoing struggle worldwide. Let us support and encourage our troops regardless of our political affiliations.

      • abutalib

        Tanx my brother for the thumb up for our soldiers. I like patriots like you. GodBlessYou.

        • Otile

          What qualifies him as a patriot, is it because he said let us support and encourage our troops regardless of our political affiliations? Has he carried a bag garri to the war front to show his appreciation. Anybody can say let us support our troops, that’s no brainer.

    • e_orpheus

      Please take your crooked spear elsewhere. Since when did having camps start to equate to holding territory?

      • share Idea

        Please can you explain to us how you can have a camp without territory? Nigeria we hail thee

        • Ahmad

          On the assumption that u are serious person, I will advise u to use a dictionary to get the meaning of words please. I think that will help u a lot.

        • e_orpheus

          Please explain to me how you can own a home in your village without annexing the entire village as your own?

    • Ahmad

      From all indications, it pains u that the NA is leaving up to expectation under PMB. Shameless saboteur..

      • nick

        there is no need to dignify that fellow by your reply..u know he his still mourning GEJ defeat

  • Arabakpura

    Ha! So, Boko Haram now shares the same emblem with APGA? There is danger!

  • Our troops are in high spirit because there was no longer Buhari and the Arewa Elders accuse them of human rights violations as they did during the past administration.


    The Nigerian army wants cookies for taking 10 years to destroy a ragtag sandal-wearing imbeciles; well, I’m not going to give it to them, or any kudos. Get the job done. It should not last more than one month.

  • NazirJos

    Hmn…NATO ammunition! Sounds interesting!