Special Forces of the Nigerian Military have, in a commando style, killed 11 Boko Haram (BH) insurgents, together with their informants along the Jakana axis of Borno state.
This is just as the Nigerian troops have nabbed six high-profile Boko Haram commanders that frequently ambushing and coordinating attacks on troops within Auno, Jakana and Banishaik general area.
It was gathered that the gallant troops first disguised themselves and successfully laid an ambush before gunning down the deadly terrorists.
Reports also said the dead Boko Haram fighters were fleeing after they had attacked some military personnel on patrol duty during which they killed six soldiers before meeting their waterloo.
A source said; “The intelligence service has already identified some communities suspected to be harbouring terrorists and their agents but the military is wary of collateral damage on the communities because of women and children. That is why they are yet to attack and raid the terrorists’ hideouts.”
Further checks indicate that some of the communities allegedly aiding, supporting and offering help to the extremists include Matari, Mada, Burgozo, Duwari, and Didiri.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of NA, Maiduguri, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, also confirmed the development saying, “the vigilant troops effectively ambushed and eliminated the insurgents who killed two officers and three soldiers, at Burgozo community in Borno State.
“After a gun battle that lasted 20 minutes, the fleeing terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole,” he said.
General Biu said while some of the terrorists were killed, the others who were fleeing sustained serious injuries, adding that troops have commenced mopping-up, combing of the general area while some arrests had been made.
He listed items recovered from the insurgents to include one gun trucks, two anti-aircraft guns, one RPG, five Ak 47 riffle and one night vision goggle.