Troops Kill 90 Insurgents In Borno

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

The troops of the Operation Lafiaya Dole have intercepted three suspected suicide bombers trying to infiltrate Maiduguri the Borno state capital yesterday morning along Maiduguri Mafa checkpoint.

While briefing newsmen at the Operation Media centre, the theater Commander Major General Hassan Umoru represented by the deputy theater commander Major General Lucky Irabor said the troops at the checkpoint sight two female suicide

bombers and a male suicide bomber trying to infiltrate Maiduguri along Maiduguri-Mafa road , where one of the female suicide bomber detonated her own killing herself and one other female bomber, while the male suicide bomber was gunned down by the troops of the Nigerian Army while trying to run into them.

The theater commander said t 63 Boko Haram
terrorist were killed from Monday 18,th January 2016 to Friday 22nd 2016 in various places within the theater of operation, adding that many AK47 riffles, ammunition, Anti Aircraft Gun, RPG, GMPG, explosives, vehicles, motorcycles among others were recovered.

He said “our troops conducted a fighting patrol at Afe, Kudiye, Souma, Dikwa Mijigeta, Mida villages of Borno state. During the operation our troops come in contact with Boko Haram terrorist at Kudiye and Mijigete where 370 hostages were rescued and brought to IDP camp in Dikwa and 3 rifles and 41 motorcycles were destroyed”.

The troops, according to the commander also cleared some Boko Haram hideouts in Wala, Tirkopytir and Durubajuwe in Gwoza local government area, where they recovered GMPG, locally made Dane gun and a grinding machine were recovered.

The General said at Huyum in Askira/uba local
government area, the terrorists sighting troops abandoned their families behind which include five women and 12 children who are currently undergoing interrogation, adding that in all these encounters the Nigerian Air force provide

closed air support and surveillance to the ground troops.

General Hassan Umoru commended the efforts of the troops and renewed his call on the troops and the public to be more vigilant and security conscious at all times, especially at checkpoints, worship centres, markets, motor parks and schools.