By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Over seventy five Boko Haram terrorists were on Wednesday killed by the troops of the Nigerian Army at Dogon wire along Maiduguri Damboa road in Borno state.

A military source who does not want his name in print told our correspondent in Maiduguri that they gave security cover to the staff of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to repair damaged transmission cables at Damboa when they sighted groups of the insurgents coming towards them.

He said “we were on the electric tower on surveillance any while the staffs of the TCN were repairing the damaged cables, when we sighted the insurgents coming in groups and we opened fire on them”.

“We kept on firing but they continued coming towards our position, then our commander ordered the armoured tanker to start firing but they still continued coming until the commander ordered the artillery to shell them,that was when we cleared them”, the source said.

He said “I personally counted 75 corpses of the insurgents, while over 15 vehicles and several motorcycles were destroyed by the artillery”.

A staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) who does not want his name in print said they came back to Maiduguri on flat tires, as their Hilux vehicle was punctured by bullets.

He said the military personnel have done a good job, as they have cleared all of the insurgents, adding that none of them escaped. “I commend the army for the gallant work, if these gallantries continue, I believe the issue of Boko Haram insurgency will soon be a thing of the past”, he stated.