Five Soldiers, Three Others Killed As Terrorists Ambush Troops

Military, Troops, Boko Haram, YobeFive soldiers, three vigilantes and one Civilian JTF member have been killed in an ambush on troops in Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State.

The Operation Lafiya Dole troops, who were carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of the state were ambushed while returning to base after clearance operations on Saturday.

The attack also left 19 soldiers and one Civilian JTF member with various degrees of injuries.

According to Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, the bodies of the dead soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the injured are receiving appropriate medical care and are in stable condition.

He stated further that the troops were able to destroy 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 also been mobilized into blocking positions to further neutralize fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.

He added that another set of troops had earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk villages before returning to base in Bulabulin.

“In a related development, based on information received about gathering of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Bori village, which is 16 kilometres away from Mainok, outskirts of Maiduguri, troops swung into action and neutralized them.

“The troops recovered three motorcycles, one hand grenade, one round of 7.62mm ammunition, solar panel, a pair of Niger Republic military camouflage uniform, one mobile telephone handset, one wet cell battery and half bag of groundnut,” he said.

Troops Intercept Suspected Boko Haram Drugs, Logistics Suppliers In Borno

suspeceted-boko-haram-drug-supplierTroops of Operation Lafiya Dole on patrol from Bama to Pulka, intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ drugs and other logistics suppliers in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

The suppliers were arrested at a suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point within Firgi and Zawan axis while trying to cross into Sambisa forest on Sunday.

A statement by the spokesman for the army, Colonel Sani Usman, said that the troops pursued them but were only able to apprehend two of them while others fled into the bush.

Items recovered from Kadiri Umate, 35, were packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion (Drip), assorted analgenics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kola nuts and a bicycle.

The suspect is undergoing preliminary investigations.

In another operation at Muna garage, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics and fuel supplier, Fantoma Lasani, was arrested 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, 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,” the statement added.

They were arrested hours after troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole on Sunday morning averted the plans of a suicide bomber along Damboa road in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Eyewitnesses say the suicide bomber was sighted along Damboa road, the same place where an explosion occurred barely 24 hours ago.

Frightened motorists travelling to Damboa-Biu were forced to turn back due to confusion.

Channels Television’s reporter who was at the Bakassi IDP camp reports that the suspect fled towards the back fence of the camp, where five people were killed on Saturday, with men of the sector Nine and civilian JTF in hot pursuit of the assailant.

Seven Dead In Suicide Bomb Attack On IDPs Camp In Bama

Suicide bomberSeven persons have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Banki Town in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.

Two female suicide bombers reportedly detonated their strapped explosives at about 7:00am local time on Wednesday, Channels Televisions correspondent in Borno State, Blessing Tunoh said.

She stated that an unidentified number of persons were also injured.

The attack came after the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, spent Tuesday night with troops during an operational visit.

His convoy was ambushed on Tuesday on its way to Bama.

One soldier was killed while two other sustained injuries in the attack.

No group has claimed responsibility  for the attack, but the Boko Haram is largely suspected.

The terrorist group has carried out such  attacks in the region in the past.

Troops Clear Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Biggoro And Warpaya

Troops-Boko-HaramTroops have killed two Boko Haram members and rescued two children as they clear terrorists in some villages of Bama Local Government Area.

A statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said that troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade made the feat.

This was achieved while they conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected Boko Haram militants’ hideouts in Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura North of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

The essence of the operation, according to the statement, was to stop the reported criminal activities of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the three villages.

“This became necessary as previous efforts were futile (and) the suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter.

“The surprised dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered well concealed observation posts on trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists, to give them early warning of troops movement or approach.

“In addition, the troops found out that the observation posts on tree tops, were constructed in such manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees.

“To also save for the rainy day, the terrorists had underground food storage facilities where they stocked large quantity of foodstuffs,” the statement read.

The Nigerian Army also revealed that three AK-47 rifles, magazines, ammunition and two motorcycles were recovered from them.

Army Discovers Boko Haram Market In Borno

Army-Troops-The Nigerian Army has rescued 195 captives, discovered a patent medicine outlet and also a major market operated by members of the Boko Haram sect at Gulumba in Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said that a number of insurgents were killed and a lot of items recovered during a raid carried out by troops of Seven Division Garrison, comprising the 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces on Wednesday.

The Army carried out the raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ locations at Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas of the state.

Items recovered from the terrorists were military items – camouflage uniforms – rifle magazines and grenades – two logistic trucks, 180 motorcycles, 750 bicycles, 100 kva Mikano generator, grinding machine and various perishable materials.

JTF Kills 17 Boko Haram Members In Borno

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State has launched attacks on two separate camps allegedly belonging to Boko Haram members in the state, killing 17 of the sect members.

A statement issued on Friday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital by the JTF spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, revealed that the two special operations supported by the Nigerian Air force Helicopter gunship were aimed at dislodging Boko Haram members from their hideouts.

The operations were carried out in Sambisa Game Reserve of Bama Local Government Area and the Farin-Ruwa forest in the south-west/east of Demboa Local Government Areas of the state.

A member of the JTF was reportedly killed during the operations which lasted between Wednesday and Thursday 30th and 31st of January 2013.

According to the statement, the fundamentalists had training facilities, armoury, accommodation, drug/medical store, kitchen, vehicle holding area, and latrine as well as water point on the camps.

The camps were said to have been used to conduct trainings before carrying out recent attacks, killings and bombings in Maiduguri, Musari, Konduga, Biu, Bama, and Demboa communities.

Efforts by JTF troops to destroy the camps led to the death of the 18 people as the camps were completely destroyed and are now being monitored by the troops.

The statement also reveals that six AK 47 rifles, two G3 rifles, three pistols, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) and 20 RPG charges were recovered from the areas.

Others items recovered include:  two double barrel rifles, 2,543 assorted rounds of ammunition, 33 assorted magazines, three laptops, 10 assorted Motorola walker talkies, 20 telephone handsets , 40 assorted prime IED canisters as well as a generator set.

The statement urged the public to continue to partner with the JTF by giving useful and timely information in the search for lasting peace in the state and the country at large.

JTF claimed it can be reached on 08064174066, 08154429346 and 07064174066.

The operation is coming two days after the some Boko Haram members called for a ceasefire that will end the hardship faced by women and children in its insurgency.

They also asked for the reconstruction of the destroyed mosque of their former leader, Mohammed Yusuf as well as the release of detained members of the sect in various prisons across the country.