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30 BH Killed In Borno

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Troops from 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, say that it had launched separate attacks on suspected Boko Haram enclaves at Ajigi, Kafa and Izza villages of Bama and Damboa LGAs council of Borno, killing no fewer than 30 suspected members, including an Amir (leader) of the sect.

Also killed were unspecified members of the group at Izza village in Bama town just as five Hilux vehicles mounted with anti-air craft guns and one 18-seater bus with foodstuff belonging to the terrorists were destroyed.

The spokesman of 7 Division Captain Aliyu Danja, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation involved air strikes and ground attacks.

Danja also said that the pre-emptive attack followed intelligence reports about plans by the insurgents to attack Bama and other towns in the state.

The statement read: “Our troops launched separate attacks on Boko Haram enclaves in different parts of Borno State, where we killed 30 of them in Ajigi and Kafa villages of Damboa Local Government Area

“Those killed were suspected to be the group of terrorists that fled Damboa town, following an encounter with the security forces last Sunday.

“Also, a pre-emptive attack on Boko Haram concentration at Izza town in Borno State, Sunday afternoon, led to the killing of an unspecified number of the sect's members.”