Heavy casualties as Nigerian troops vanquish Boko Haram invaders

Posted by News Express | 27 September 2014 | 3,656 times

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Scores of terrorists have been reported killed even as 11 soldiers lost their lives when stubborn, dare-devil and ready-to-die Boko Haram fighters continued to push against the military despite receiving heavy bashing in the last two weeks in North-Eastern Nigeria.

During the period, many of their top commanders including the one pretending to be Abubakar Shekau were eliminated. Nonetheless, splinters cells continued to confront the military in fierce battle but Nigerian troops vanquished them although with casualties on both sides

PRNigeria quotes top military sources as saying that despite the progress being made in efforts to decimate and contain insurgents, splinter cells of the terrorists group are still trying to carry out snap attacks on some communities. They were however effectively beaten back in communities such as Konduga, Beneshek and Damboa where they made a number of attempts on Thursday and Friday September 25-26.

A multi barrel T55 tank, 9 rifles, two Machine Guns, two Rocket Propelled Grenade tubes, five boxes of ammunition and other weapons were captured from them while over 40 of the terrorists died in the encounters in the three locations.

Troops also conducted a raid on terrorists’ enclave at Shindig. In all the operations a total of 11 soldiers died while 15 others are being treated for injuries sustained in the battles. Three are still others missing. 

Meanwhile, air and land operations are ongoing to clear the terrorists from other communities where their activities have become prevalent recently in the states under the state of emergency.

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on the march.

Source: News Express

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