Army kills six Boko Haram terrorists in Borno
Troops of 152 Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) of the Nigerian Army, have killed six terrorists, while repelling attacks on Kumshe community in Borno State.
The border community with Cameroon was attacked many times by Boko Haram terrorists, who were trying to gain control of the town and collect taxes from residents.
Spokesman of the Army, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated on Monday in Maiduguri: “Our troops gallantly dealt with the terrorists, who were on a suicidal infiltration attempt into an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.”
According to him, the terrorists mounted on four gun trucks and many motorcycles, attempted to infiltrate and attack the camp through the northern part of the troops’ deployment, but they met fierce fire from the alert troops, resulting in the killing of six.
The troops, he added, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in disarray towards the Gulumba forest.
Arms recovered from the terrorists, The Guardian gathered, include six AK-47 rifles, a hand grenade and first aid box with assorted drugs.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, has lauded the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that the remnants of terrorists hibernating in the area were cleared.
Earlier, on Sunday, the troops had dealt with terrorists on a suicidal infiltration attempt into the camp.