Nigerian military releases pictures of Konduga offensive against Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops

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 destroyed terrorists operational vehicles after Konduga battle
the destroyed terrorists operational vehicles after Konduga battle

recovered ammunition from terrorists in Konduga

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.

Flag of the terrorists on one of the captured vehicle by Nigerian troops in Konduga

The entire area is still being combed for terrorists who may have escaped with bullet wounds, authorities said.

another terrorist recovered vehicle in Konduga
another terrorist recovered vehicle in Konduga

“Morale of Nigerian troops remains very high,” PRNigeria quoted military sources as saying.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.