DHQ Claims Killing of 56 Terrorists in Raid
Fifty-six terrorists have been killed after ground and air offensives on terrorist locations in a forest at Alafa, some 21 kilometres from Bama, Borno State, the Defence Headquarters said on Monday. According to a statement signed by Defence spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, 56 suspected terrorists were killed in the duel, while two soldiers sustained injuries.
'Acting on intelligence reports, which indicated renewed efforts by the terrorists to establish a new camp in the forest locations, the land and air operations had inflicted heavy casualty on the insurgents as indicated by the high level loss of their men and materials', Olukolade said, adding that air and land bombardments are continuing in different locations where terrorists have been reportedly sighted.
'In another development, troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force have foiled an attempt by terrorists who were massing up on an island on Lake Chad with a view to carrying out an attack on some Nigerian communities', the statement further revealed.
'Seven of the terrorists died while others fleeing in different direction towards Niger and Chad Republic are being trailed by troops'.
It also claimed that intelligence reports had confirmed that some injured terrorists were seen in a canoe paddling towards Tumbun Telkandam in Chad Republic.