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.