Monday, July 27, 2015

Graphic Photos : Nigerian Troops kill many terrorists on Dikwa-Maiduguri road

A handout picture taken on July 26, 2015 and released by the Nigerian Army shows alleged Boko Haram fighters killed by soldiers following clashes to take control of the town of Dikwa, northeastern Nigeria in the Borno State. Meanwhile, a “mentally handicapped” female suicide bomber killed at least 14 people and injured 47 more at a crowded market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu on July 24, 2015, witnesses and a hospital source said. AFP PHOTO
 ABUJA – Directive by Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusuf Buratai that the Nigerian troops should attack Boko Haram militants started yielding results as they killed many terrorists during a recent combat operation along Dikwa-Maiduguri Road in Borno State.

This development according to the security sources increased the tempo offensive by Nigerian troops, which led to the killing of many terrorists.

 Vanguard gathered further that through a combine operation involving the ground troops and Air Force, the Nigerian military mercilessly dealt devastating blow on the terrorists who could not escape during the encounter.

Some of the items recovered from the terrorists included vehicles heavily laden with Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), motorcycles, trucks mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns, Anti-Aircraft Gun, General Purpose Machine, Gunbox of Anti-Aircraft Gun Ammunition and Rifles.

Although the Nigerian Army spokesperson,Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka was reluctant to provide the exact figure of casualty from the operation, but confirmed that recent military operations against the terrorists have been very successful as the terrorists are on the run.

Colonel Kukasheka said that in one of the recent operations, the military attacked terrorists’ logistics base where IED was planted with connected wires traced to a kingpin’s residence.

He said due to recent concerted efforts, roads and towns hitherto being held by Boko Haram terrorists and laced with mines such as Biu-Buni Yadi-Damaturu and Biu-Sabon Gari-Damboa roads were liberated and cleared of mines and made safe for public usage.

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