Abuja - The army has reportedly killed 50 suspected Boko Haram terrorists after a failed attempt by insurgents to capture Konduga town in Borno State.
A military source said the soldiers from the 7 Divison of the Nigerian Army "waded off the expansionist move" of the insurgents who attempted tocapture the closest town to Maiduguri, the state capital.
Also speaking confirming the report, a leader of the on youth vigilante group who spoke anonymously with journalists in Maiduguri, claimed that
the insurgents were driven back in Konduga by a joint team of the military and youth vigilante with the sect losing many of their men.
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He said the battle raged for about three hours from Monday to the early Tuesday.
"Nobody can tell you the exact number of the insurgents killed but we have killed many of them, while others escaped with bullets wounds. Scores of insurgents met their waterloo when they attempted to attack Konduga town. The insurgents came in Hilux vehicles and motorcycles," he said.
The youth vigilante members said another encounter with the terrorist group to dislodge the sect from Damasak captured a week was not as
"In an attempt to reclaim Damasak, a soldier and member of the Civilian JTF were killed in an ambush," he used.
- CAJ News