Boko Haram Kills 5 Soldiers & 4 Vigilantes, Injures 19 Others In Damboa Borno State


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November 1, 2016 – Boko Haram Kills 5 Soldiers, 4 Vigilantes, Injures 19 Others In Damboa Borno State

Some suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed five soldiers and injured 19 others, in an ambush they laid in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The ambush also claimed the lives of four vigilantes.

The disclosure was made in a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman. This came as troops intercepted two men at different locations, suspected to be suppliers of drugs and other logistics items to insurgents.

The 19 soldiers that sustained varying degrees of injuries in the ambush are receiving medical attention. “Operation Lafiya Dole troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after clearance operations on Saturday.

“Unfortunately, five soldiers, three vigilantes and one Civilian JTF lost their lives during the ambush, while 19 soldiers and one Civilian JTF sustained various degrees of injuries.

“The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and are in stable condition,” Usman said. He added that: “The troops destroyed the terrorists gun truck and recovered two anti-aircraft guns, two spare gun barrels, one General Purpose Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade, one AK-47 rifle and 320 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. “Troops have been mobilised into blocking positions to further neutralise fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.”

Usman recalled that “another set of troops had earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk villages before returning to base in Bulabulin.” On the separate arrests of the drugs and logistics suppliers, the DAPR noted:

“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, at suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point, trying to cross into Sambisa forest on Sunday afternoon. “The troops pursued them, but were only able to apprehend Kadiri Umate, 35 years, while others fled into the bush.

The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glucose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgesics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kolanuts and a bicycle. “In a related development, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics and fuel supplier, Fantoma Lasani, was arrested on Sunday by troops in conjunction with Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to finally relocate out of Maiduguri.

“The suspect, who hailed from Flatari village, Bama Local Government Area, is among some unpatriotic elements in the society that had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit and Automative Gas Oil in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa general area.”

4 thoughts on “Boko Haram Kills 5 Soldiers & 4 Vigilantes, Injures 19 Others In Damboa Borno State

  1. The spate of killings and terror unleashed on our army by this murderous,cruel and outlawed jihadists group called BOKO HARAM is a sign that clearly shows their is a division in the Nigerian Army.

    Our Nigerian army is facing enormous challenges within it own rank. The savagery act of this brutal group would have been quell by now if not for the criminal elements and some unpatriotic individuals that are still serving in the Nigerian army.

    Fighting against the enemy becomes extremely difficult if not impossible if vital informations about movements,timing and bases where soldiers are settled for their next attack are reveal to their adversaries.

    Smothering this rebellious and evil group will take expertise and intelligent from the top Nigerian army officers. There is a need to step up the purge of many (army traitors) and the arrest of some powerful ex-military generals that are now civilians and total overhaul of many northern army is also essential in order to see the successful fight against the arch enemy of the nation,BOKO HARAM.

    This grave challenges and concern of (TRAITORS) serving in the army and involvement of some powerful observers using their ill-gotten wealth to fan the flame of violence in the country had been raised by the US military during their visiting the country in their support for the nigerian army in the wake of the search for the adopted Chibok school girls.

    Aggressiveness and more robust response is required by both the Nigerian Army and our Government if we are to see the permanent end of the holocaust and endless bloodshed in the northern part of the country caused by Boko Haram.

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