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Army thwarts Boko Haram attempts to reclaim Bama

23 March 2015, 08:03Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Troops have repelled fresh attacks on Bama town in Borno State by terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.

The Defense Headquarters in Abuja disclosed the breakthrough.

According to the Defense Headquarters several terrorists were killed and others fled with serious injuries. One soldier died.

“An attack by a band of terrorists on parts of Bama was quelled after over a score of them died while others fled with wounds. Many more of the attacking terrorists also died as the airforce patrol went after the fleeing ones," the Defense Headquarters statement read.

It said pursuit was ongoing while calm had been restored and troops maintained firm control of Bama town.

Also Read: Chad troops return to town after Boko Haram kill 11

The Defense Headquarters added that a vehicle and other equipment were recovered from the terrorists.

“A Hilux vehicle as well as other equipment and some weapons were captured from the attackers. One soldier died while seven were wounded while repelling the attack."

The injured have been evacuated from the combat area by air and are already receiving medical attention.

The Defense disclosed that most of the towns slated to be cleared of terrorists had already been covered and the campaign to rid other communities of terrorists was continuing with air and land operations.

“Cordon and search of cleared communities are also ongoing with some discoveries of weapons and vestiges of atrocities committed by the terrorists while they held sway in some locations”.

- CAJ News


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