MILITARY authorities in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has said that air bombardment of insurgents’ hideouts in Mainok and Mada general areas of Kaga and Konduga local government areas by the Nigerian Air Force has led to the death of some Boko Haram terrorists (number not known).
Spokesman of the 7 division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Muhammadu Dole, in a statement made available to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday, revealed that the terrorists were seen conducting funeral for their dead members around Mudube village and were engaged, with several of them losing their lives.
In a related development, he said the troops of 7 Division also had an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Bama-Gwoza road for two hours during which eight Boko Haram terrorists were killed, with 3 Vehicles and 3 AK 47 rifles burnt, while scores of others fled with various degrees of injuries.
He said due to increased offensive operations through the ground and air against the terrorists, the attacks resulted in serious decimation of Boko Haram fighters.
“This forced them to embark on forceful conscription of youths and abduction of women from vulnerable villages into their folds. The troops are on their trail to ensure safe release of these captives.” Col Dole said.
Meanwhile, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Obidah Ethan has reiterated that the Division is poised to decimating the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they were and continue to appreciate the continuous support and cooperation of the general public.