Troops killed 1, repelled Boko Haram attack in Borno

Troops killed 1, repelled Boko Haram attack in Borno

Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:36 pm

file: Nigerian troops after the encounter with Boko Haram terrorists (File photo)

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it had killed one Boko Haram member after repelling an attack by the insurgents at Bocos village in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.

Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Maiduguri.

Samuel explained that troops ambushed a group of the insurgents while trying to cross Banki Junction along Bama road on Friday.

He said that the troops killed one insurgent and many others escaped with gun shots, adding that a number of items including foodstuff were recovered from them.

Samuel disclosed that the troops also repelled another attack by the insurgents at a security outpost in Bama general area.

He added that one police officer and a female displaced person were killed in the attack.

“The Nigerian Army Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at about 6:00 pm on Friday, 29th September 2017 laid ambush on Boko Haram terrorists crossing Bocobs village along Banki Junction, Bama Road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The troops sprang on the unsuspecting terrorists and neutralized one of them while several others escaped with gun shots wounds.

”The troops recovered several items including three bicycles, five Jerry cans and two bags of maize.

“On the same day at about 7: 00 p.m. troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade successfully repelled insurgents attack on an outpost within Bama general area.

“Unfortunately a police personnel was killed in action while a female Internally Displaced Person (IDP) was hit by a stray bullet,” Samuel said.

According to him, the Commander of 21 Brigade on Saturday visited the scenes of the attack, attended the burial of the deceased IDP and commiserated with the IDP community.

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