Saturday, April 26, 2014

Boko Haram: 40 terrorists, 4 soldiers killed

According to the news making headline today, the Defense Headquarters on Friday announced an escalation of gun battle with the Boko Haram sect in Borno State after the capture of those it described as leaders of the terrorist organisation.
A statement signed by the Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, said the gun battle, which occurred on Thursday night, led to the killing of over 40 terrorists and four soldiers.
“The capture of a number of terrorists believed to be the ringleaders of those operating around Alagarmo sparked off a major fight in the outskirts of Bulanbuli, Borno State, last night. Over 40 terrorists died in the encounter while four soldiers lost their lives and nine
were wounded.
“More than 16 rifles and a substantial number of assorted calibre of ammunition, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) materials, SIM cards and electronic items have so far been recovered.
“Two of the terrorists were earlier arrested at a local market two days ago while trying to procure foodstuff, while others were spying on the military base in the area. Others still being trailed include a terrorist medic who was on a mission to procure drugs for use by his colleagues,” the statement disclosed.

Bulanbuli is between Alagarmo and Sambisa Forest where the terrorists have been attempting to establish a stronghold in their campaign.

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