Nigerian troops foil fresh Boko Haram attack on Bama

Nigerian troops on Saturday quashed a fresh attempt by Boko Haram militants to recapture Bama, the defence headquarters said.

Bama was retaken from Boko Haram last week.

Spokesperson for the military, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, said that over a 20 militants died while others fled with wounds.

He said many more of the attacking terrorists also died as air patrol went after the fleeing ones.

He said the pursuit of the terrorists was still ongoing while calm had been restored and troops maintained firm control of Bama town.

“A Hilux vehicle as well as other equipment and some weapons were captured from the attackers,” Mr. Olukolade said.

“One soldier died while seven were wounded while repelling the attack.

“They have been evacuated from the combat area by air and are already receiving medical attention,” he said.

Mr. Olukolade said most of the towns slated to be cleared of terrorists were already covered.

He said the campaign to rid rest of the communities of Boko Haram with continued air and land operations had been stepped up in the remaining designated locations.

He added that cordon and search of cleared communities were also ongoing with some discoveries of weapons and vestiges of atrocities committed by the terrorists while they held sway in some locations. (NAN)


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  • Otile

    Allah Wubade

  • obamajack2

    Bravo to our military no stone should be left unturned until you clear all islamist lunatics infested areas.

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  • grace folarin

    Thanks to GEJ.
    Thanks to our galant soldiers.
    Thanks to Civilian vigilantes.
    Thanks to good people of Nigeria.
    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM BOKO BUHARI NOW.
    Is our soldiers still killing northerners by killing ur own Boko haram terrorist or recovering towns from ur APC insurgents? VOTE GEJ FOR 2015! #GEJ4NAIJA

    • bib

      Boko Haram, Gej siblings, have been fighting the army with the arms dashed them.It’s great that real soldiers have been unleashed on BH cos Gej thinks that can now win him votes.

  • bigbang

    Thank you to our gallant soldiers for your patriotism despite the betrayal from the president and other members of government.

    • Dayo

      The true problem isn’t with the FG. When Obasanjo decided to implement forced retirement for all the generals who took part in the previous coup, our military lost a huge amount of expertise, strategic memory and ended up significantly weakened. The FG sent them there thinking they could win on their own.

  • Ademola

    Ever since Obasanjo decided to implement forced retirement for all the generals who took part in the previous coup, our military lost a huge amount of expertise, strategic memory and ended up significantly weakened. Still they manage to win with support of the coalition GEJ put together. Blessed be our men.