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Army kills 30 insurgents in Borno

08 October 2013, 07:31Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Nigerian Army has killed more than 30 suspected terrorists during raids on Boko Haram camps and hideouts in Borno state.

The military said the clampdown was aimed at frustrating planned attacks on Bama town by the members of the sect.

According to press statement Acting Army Public Relations Officer of 7 Division, Captain Aliyu Ibrahim Danja, released, the insurgents were killed in both air and ground attacks.

"In continuation with the fight against terrorism in Borno State, troops of 7 Division launched pre-emotive attacks on Boko Haram concentration at Izza Town. The operation, which involved air strikes and ground attacks on Boko Haram terrorists, was conducted following a report by military intelligence about plans by the terrorists to attack Bama town,” he stated.

During the attack, five Hilux vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns conveying terrorists and one 18-seaters bus conveying the terrorists stores were destroyed.

In a related development, troops of 7 Division pursued and engaged Boko Haram terrorists who fled Damboa town following encounter with security forces, resulting in the killing of 30 of the terrorists.

Danja meanwhile inform the public that the division was currently conducting aggressive operations on terrorists' locations along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road. The highway is a bedrock of terror activities.

"This is in order to ensure safety of citizens not only within towns and villages but also those plying roads within the division's area of responsibility."

- CAJ News


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