Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attacks on Borno town, kill top terrorists, rescue 455 abductees

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Nigerian troops fighting the terrorist Boko Haram sect on Friday repelled attacks on an army battalion stationed at Pulka in Borno State, a statement by the army headquarters has said.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said seven Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the battle while arms and ammunition were recovered.

No fewer than 455 abductees were rescued during a separate operation, Mr. Usman said.

Mr. Usman said, “In the early hours of Friday, some elements of Boko Haram terrorists in 5 gun trucks, motorcycles and 2 Golf cars laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from Sambisa forest axis attempted an attack on 121 Task Force Battalion at Pulka.

“The ever alert and vigilant troops rose to the occasion and successfully repelled the attack and killed 7 Boko Haram terrorists, wounded several others and recovered 4 AK-47 rifles, 3 AK-47 rifle magazine and 92 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) belt ammunition. We wish to state that our troops are hale and hearty.

“In a related development, troops of 3 Battalion caught a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ spy near the Battalion Headquarters at Gamboru Ngala. On interrogation, he confessed that he was sent to spy on the troops from Wulge. Consequent upon this the troops organized a fighting patrol comprising elements of Army Headquarters Strike Group and Civilian JTF to Wulge and Walamari.

“The troops had encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in which they killed 27 of them, recovered 5 motorcycles and 8 bicycles. They also cleared 12 terrorists’ camps and recovered 1 AK-47 rifles as well as 1 Dane gun.

“The troops also rescued 455 persons and escorted them to Gamboru Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp. Unfortunately, we lost one of the Civilian JTF. Nevertheless, the troops’ morale remains very high.

Similarly, troops of 103 Battalion this evening ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Mairimri village crossing point in which they killed quite a number of terrorists, recovered 15 bicycles and foodstuffs. Further confirmatory reconnaissance would be conducted to further exploit the situation.”


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  • Observer

    Nice one

  • desmond

    PMB is a great leader with great result.

    • Otile

      Islam is still not a religion of peace.

    • emmanuel

      Na soooo. You know say people dey thief pot of soup from the fire now? The Husband engage the neighbour in discussion at the front of the house, the children watch for the mother to execute once the other woman get back to her apartment to do something and that is a good dinner and lunch for the next day.
      Changiii.
      Very soon it may be armed robbery to cart away garry and pepper.
      Cursed is the day Jega executed the fraud to instal Buhari!

  • amazing2012

    Forward ever ! Go with our prayers and success is our vanguard !! Go God is with you and his angles are on your side !!!
    Thank you and wishing us success !!!!

    • Otile

      Cursed son of Ishmael,

      See why Boko Haram would like to behead you all. Boko Haram is conducting their daily business according to the book of Holy Qu-ran and you their fellow Muslims support them behind the doors but condemn them in public. See how some of you support kafir sojajin Najeria to punish Allah’s mujaheddin. Beelzebub has reserved a special place in hell for you hypocrites.

      • amazing2012

        Cursed english slave, antichrist pagan ! You see our difference ? The muslims condenmed with total rejection anyone of them that is wrong openly. But pagans (chrisitians) will never condenm anyone of them even if he/she clearly wrong. Muslims are over a billion worldwide, if killing is part of the religion you would have been dead by long ago.
        Your hate of rightiousness is making islam to grow faster. When TB Joshua killed 120 people for ritual you did not see wrong or comment about it and when recently Panama gate was exposed on how the “man of Gosh” saved poor people money in a foreign land, you keep mute !
        Justice is not for particular people. Christians believed in black mail to promote their pagan faith. Yeshua and his people never tell lies, or blakc mail others for their God to shine.
        As much you hate islam as much people try prove ignorant about it, possibly quoting you and as much they feel ashamed and discover you lied. This will many of those people to independently and sincerely enquire about islam. And eventually become muslims !!

        • newday

          Good Talk , but TB Joshua is not a christian. Many are called but few are chosen.

      • muazu wali

        You must be Shia.

  • emailofemi

    There’s always a way when you have the will. Well done guys.

    • Otile

      Hold your pant o. Do you believe this imaginary story where gallant sojajin Najeria fought an imaginary battle in the forest on the outskirts of Pulka and defeated a brigade of Boko Haram fighters capturing the commander of the dreaded enemy fighters? This is aboki Sani Usman’s talk. Banza

      • emmanuel

        They capture at least 3 commanders every week (most time the top 10) and rescue over 500. You think say the International community neva know say na propaganda?

        • muazu wali

          We do not measure our performance by international views. What do you think?

      • muazu wali

        Why can’t you go and check?

  • musa aliyu

    I luv u, Nigeria Army . May Allah protect you.

    • Otile

      Allah wubade

  • Ojeleye Iyiola

    The Almighty God will continue to protect you all,Nigeria Army.Victory is certain.Thank you Baba Buhari.

  • Gary

    Is BH still capable of launching organized attacks on our Army locations?

  • emmanuel

    Nigeria Army is either lying about the rescue of adoptee or Liar Mohammed has drafted them into the APC propagandist government to deceive the World. No week passes since May29, 2015 with more than 500 adoptee rescued by the military and they all ever look well fed.
    How did Boko Haram sustain them in captivity if the military had blocked their food supply channels since September 2015? why do Nigerian’s accept all kinds of lies, without deep thoughts?

    • muazu wali

      Why can’t you go and check? You do not have to believe anyone.

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    This fake Buhari government is the worst in the history of Nigeria–Lies that is what they specialize in–thought they alleged that the war was over–? Why this one again? One tire for una

    • Shahokaya

      You sound so Irritating. Please relocate to Mars we don’t need your kind on earth.

    • muazu wali

      Compare this with PDP lies!

  • newday

    account does not add up. Wake up Nigeria.

  • fishhook

    There is a vital missing factor in this war. FG is not inducing the BH to surrender. Propaganda is not applied to make the BH see their error? Untill ALL MUSLIMS in NIGERIA preach, forgiveness, repentance, surrender and reconciliation, the BH will go underground and re-emerge. Lasting victory or defeat is a mind game.