Seven Boko Haram terrorists have been neutralized by members of the 222 Battalion of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in Konduga Council, Borno State.
40 kilometers to the east of Maiduguri, the state capital, the militants were killed while trying to assault a military force close to the Konduga trenches.
Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency specialist in the Lake Chad area, said yesterday in Maiduguri that terrorists attacked troops manning the trenches around 6:45 p.m. on Friday with heavy gunfire.
He said that the military quickly engaged the terrorists in a heated fire fight that resulted in their hasty retreat.
He described how the terrorists were defeated, saying: “In a display of valor, the forces, headed by their Commander, followed the militants, who tried to flee into the Sambisa Forest axis, and neutralized seven of them.”
A vehicle, an anti-aircraft gun, and other weaponry were all retrieved by our forces, according to a military source in Maiduguri.
“During the Konduga nighttime offensive, no casualties were reported on the side of our soldiers.”
Makama said that Konduga’s citizens, who had gathered outside to celebrate the operation’s success, had engaged in raucous festivities.
The forces also ambushed five Boko Haram militants in a separate encounter, killed them, and took their weapons.
ALSO, In a town near Kaduna, terrorists murdered a pastor and kidnapped his wife along with a number of other people.
Invading bandits shot and killed Rev. Musa Mairimi, the pastor in charge of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Buda Two, Kasuwa Magani, in Kajuru Council of Kaduna State.
After the tragedy was verified over the weekend, the state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Joseph Hayab, said that the assailants entered the neighborhood and murdered the cleric inside his home.
Hayab grieved the criminals’ kidnapping of the pastor’s wife as well.
He claims that more than 100 persons who had been held captive by terrorists in the Kauru, Jaba, Kachia, Kagarko, and Kajuru council regions for more than six months had been set free.