Nigerian Military Kills 25 Terror Suspects, Recovers Arms In Borno

No fewer than 25 Boko Haram suspects were killed on Sunday night in a bloody clash between troops of the 7 Division of Nigerian Army and  the bandits at Sabon Gida town in Damboa council of Borno State, a military source in Maiduguri said yesterday. 

The military source said: “There was an attack on Damboa on Sunday evening and our soldiers had effectively repelled them and killed 25 of them during a fierce gun battle that lasted for over three hours last night.

The soldiers were able to recover several ammunition including a ‘Buffallo Armoured Personnel Carrier(APC)  which the terrorists abandoned, while fleeing into the Sambisa forest.”

Damboa is a farming community and 87 kilometres  south of Maiduguri, the state capital. It also shares  border with Forest, which is suspected to be  Boko Haram’s largest training camps and hideout.

Another source  added : “Terrorists numbering over 100 in seven Hilux pickup vans and motorcycles fully armed with rocket propelled launchers, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), AK47 rifles stormed the town on Sunday night, they realized that the town has started picking up with farming and fishing activities following a return of its fleeing residents after the military recaptured the town, but we are happy that they were repelled by  the military.”

However, the clash  , according residents of Gidan and Damboa, has  cast doubts  over the purported ceasefire deal between Government and Boko Haram at the weekend. “The insurgents invaded our town, Damboa at about 5:15pm on Sunday, before the soldiers engaged them in fierce gun battle that lasted for over two hours,” said a Damboa resident yesterday.

 Mallam Aji Bukar Kura who was among hundreds that fled  Chibok for safety during the attack,  however,  said: “We were considering coming back to Damboa yesterday  as security operatives informed us that the insurgents were repelled Sunday night and over two dozens of the bandits  were killed in the clash.”

Boko Haram on  July 17, 2014 hoisted their flags at  Damboa after a deadly gun battle that left, five policemen, several soldiers including a lieutenant colonel commanding the military base in Damboa dead.

Source: The Guardian
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