In response to demands of Nigerians for some evidence to support the complete routing of insurgents who attempted to capture Konduga on Friday, the Nigerian military has released some pictures from the battle scene.
However, in deference to sensibilities of Nigerians, pictures that may offend the senses were not included, military officials said.
PRNigeria, which circulated the pictures on behalf of the military, quoted authorities as saying the pictures were released “only for the purpose of reassuring our compatriots that the military is capable and ready to defend them”.
The military had, after about three hours of fierce fighting on Friday, announced that its troops killed over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in Konduga village of Borno state.
The extremist sect also reportedly suffered extensive losses in equipment.
Colonel Timothy Antigha of Army Public Relations Directorate had in a statement said three Hilux and one Buffalo vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns, three General Purpose Machine guns, over 30 AK 47 rifles and two global positioning systems were recovered from the terrorists.
Four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action.
The entire area is still being combed for terrorists who may have escaped with bullet wounds, authorities said.
“Morale of Nigerian troops remains very high,” PRNigeria quoted military sources as saying.