40 terrorists killed as military averts attacks in Borno
Following the preparations for the Eid El Kabir Sallah celebrations an intelligent report made available to the men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri has averted what could have been a twin coordinated attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno state.
Bama is about 75 kilometres away from Maiduguri where unspecified number of terrorists at Izza villages near Bama town were killed last week by the Division troops while 5 Hilux vehicles mounted with anti -air craft guns conveying the terrorists with 18 seater bus with suspected foodstuff belonging to them were destroyed before their mission to launch a deadly attack in Bama.
Konduga is about 40 kilometres away from Maiduguri Metropolis which also witnessed a deadly attack on some muslim faithful while performing their morning prayers in a mosque in the town last month killing over 40 people.
The Sunday aborted twin attacks by suspected terrorists our correspondent gathered was based on intelligent report available to the military troops that over 100 Boko Haram sect members had mobilized in a nearby bush close to Bama town with sophisticated weapons to attack Bama and Konduga local government areas of the state on Monday morning (today).
It was learnt that when the terrorists have all gathered and were about to move to Bama and Konduga which shared the same common boarder, men of the 7 Division who had an intelligent report ambushed them with Armoured Patrol Tankers and RPG guns killing about 40 of them, after recovering the terrorists's arms and ammunitions.
A Security Source who is not authorised to speak to the Press confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Maiduguri.
He said, 'yes there was an averted twin deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama and Konduga Council areas of Borno state.
' Information available to my office from my officers and men indicated that over hundred terrorists were ambushed by security operatives based on intelligent report near Bama town and that unspecified number of the terrorists were killed using bombs and our sophisticated weapons'. He stated.
He said that the killed terrorists were on a deadly mission to launch a twin attacks in Bama and Konduga councils, but luck run out of them as most of them were killed by security operatives based on information that hundreds of terrorists suspected to be coming out from their camps in Sambiza Game Forests were sighted by some good samaritans before the military stroke on them and killed quiet a number of them with the recovery of arms and ammunitions in their possession.
Due to lact of telecommunication service for the past four months in Borno, both the acting Spokesman of the 7 Division, Captain Aliyu Danja and the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gidoen Jubrin could not be reached for confirmation as at the time of going to Press. End.