Friday, 28 March 2014

Nigerian Military Kill 11 Boko Haram Members At Cameroon Border, Recover Weapons & Vehicles

Recovered Weapons

Detained Terrorism Suspects

Recovered Vehicles
The Nigerian military today killed 11 suspected Boko Haram fighters along Cameroon border in Adamawa state.
The sect fighters, according to spokesman of Nigerian military, Maj Gen. Chris Olukolade were forced out of their hide out following hunger in the forest. 
Olukolade in a statement said “ A group of terrorists attempting to escape into Cameroon through Taraba and Gumti in Adamawa State have come under heavy firefrom troops on patrol of the area in the ongoing counter-terrorism campaign. The terrorists who had been trapped as a result of ongoing offensive  by troops along the borders were given out when some of them could no longer bear the hunger in their make shift camps in the forest.  
“Those who were apprehended led troops to other hideouts where fierce fighting ensued. Seven terrorists died, while a large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and rifles were recovered including over seventy motorcycles.  Similar encounter in Gombi also led to the death of 4 other terrorists.”

On the foreign arms dealer, the statement added “Meanwhile, sustained patrols and searches by the Multi National Joint Task Force have led to the arrest of more terrorists including a heavily armed suspect who is claiming dual nationalities of Chad and Burkina-Faso.

“He was arrested with different caliber of arms and ammunitions along the Chad border and is currently helping in ongoing investigation by the Special Forces. Patrols are still ongoing around the Lake Chad including Kwatan, Kanwa, Kwatan Yobe and other Islands.”

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