Senior Boko Haram commander captured in Konduga – Nigerian Military

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops with captured ammunition from a past operation in Konduga

The Defence Headquarters said government troops have captured one of Boko Haram most senior commanders at Konduga in Borno State after he was wounded in an operation.

A statement posted on the defence website on Thursday stated that the commander, who was captured on Wednesday, was receiving treatment at a military facility.

The statement added that 60 of his fighters died in series of attacks they launched to gain access to Konduga environs.

It stated that the troops captured four motorcycles from the militants on Wednesday when they fought through an ambush at Benishek in the state.

The statement stated that the terrorists again made an attempt to attack Konduga and its environs on Thursday but the determine troops frustrated their desperate efforts.

“Troops are currently engaging another large number of heavily armed terrorists trying to enter the town,” it stated.

The statement listed weapons captured from the insurgents to include 24 rifles, five Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, two Machine Guns and one anti-aircraft gun as well as a Ford Ranger vehicle.

It said that the Ford Ranger vehicle has been destroyed.

The statement said one soldier died in the operations, while four others, who were wounded were hospitalised. (NAN)


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  • Ahmed Arsenal Abubakar

    Let the victory continues….. As konduga will be the bus stop of Boko haram trying to invade Maiduguri. Ngila zoro

    • Otile

      I hope Christians, women and children will all leave Maiduguri before the Muslim fighters capture the city. I hate to see these people slaughtered to the last person for relying on the propaganda of General Christian Olukolade and staying back. They say that in any war truth is the first casualty. Stay back at your own risk.

  • amazing2012

    Good work

  • Naija

    God is at work. GREAT NEWS. God bless Nigerian soldiers. For your colleagues and loved ones brutally killed by these bastards do the needful and finish the job. Kudos and Weldone GALLANT SOLDIERS. Let’s go.

  • Nicolas Nice

    God bless our Nigerian soldiers! We appreciate all your sacrifice and service to our dear nation.

    Do you think this fantastic development has anything to do with what TB Joshua declared last week? “I want to assure you that our God will get back to
    them. Listen to me – God will get back to them – the agents of satan – and you
    will know when He gets back to them. You will know – ‘Because of what happened,
    look at what happened’. You will know… I said it last time concerning Boko
    Haram… our God will get back. Maybe this will be the end of the whole thing.”

    No one fights God and wins!!!

  • Otile

    Folks, I can tell you that the weapons our troops said they captured from the Muslims were bought with our oil money, perhaps abandoned at Bama sector. There is nothing to celebrate yet until the 2015 election is over. If nothing, the battle will intensify to blackmail the President. But Almighty God our God is greater than Beelzebub their god.

    • cbb

      Our oil money…. Did ur father buy any? Pls talk wit maturity here small boy

      • Otile

        You know very well that the oil is ours not yours. You parasites are stealing our oil by force of arms, pikin.

  • Gaskiya tafi kwabo.

    Well done gallant soldiers. God will continue to protect and keep you as you rid our country of these demons and their sponsors who are only just realizing that the monsters they created and cheered on have come to consume them.