Army Kills 38 Boko Haram Terrorist in Renewed Offensive in Borno
Nigeria Military said it has shot dead 38 suspected Boko Haram members
at the early hours of today during a military offensive on terrorist hide
out in Damboa Town, Borno State.
Spokesman of the Military in Borno State , Colonel Muhammad Dole confirmed
the incident today in an e-mail statement sent to reporters
The Military Spokesman added that ” one soldier was killed and two
sustained injuries and are receiving medical treatment.”
“During their regular robust patrols of their Area of Responsibility
(AOR), the troops of 195 Battalion in Damboa successfully repelled planned
Boko Haram Terrorists' attack on residents and military camp. In the early
hours (0100 hours) of Thursday 9 January 2014, the insurgents attempted to
launch attack on Damboa to cause havoc and mayhem. But due to timely
information and gallantry displayed by the troops, the attack was repelled
and inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists.
“While the encounter lasted, Thirty Eight (38) Boko Haram Terrorists were
killed and some fled with various degrees of injuries. Three (3) vehicles,
one Sienna LE Borno (AE 844 DKW) laden with cylinders and Improvise
Explosive Devices, one 911 truck (SA 575 BBU) loaded with 200 bags of food
stuff and one Mitsubishi canter truck (XD 441 GG) were recovered. Likewise
large cache of assorted arms of high caliber weapons and ammunition
comprises of General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), Light Machine Guns (LMG)
and two AK 47 rifles were seized.
“Combined ground troops and Nigerian Air Force aircraft are tactically
pursuing the fleeing terrorists in the ongoing operation in the general
area of Damboa and surrounding villages.” Dole Said.
Colonel Dole therefore revealed that the General Officer Commanding 7
Division is appealing to the general public to avail the troops with
leading information for successful tracking of the fleeing insurgents. He
equally appreciates their cooperation and understanding.