•Terrorists regrouping near Maiduguri- Concerned Citizens warn
The Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have in their ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in parts of the North East, killed a number of mercenaries fighting for Boko Haram terrorists.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, stated that on “Monday 3rd July 2017, in the evening a group of suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ mercenaries of Mamman Nur extraction paid dearly with their lives when they dared to attack 81 Division Task Force Battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana in Bama LGA, Borno State”.
Usman said the troops successfully dealt with the terrorists and pursued those that escaped and recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles and 2 magazines of 9 round of ammunition, 2 AGL bombs, several empty cases of Shilka gun ammunition, AGL bomb and 1 damaged mobile phone handset.
Similarly, he said, troops of 3 Battalion located at Logomani, Dikwa LGA, Borno State, neutralized 3 Boko Haram, captured one alive and recovered 3 AK-47 rifles from Mamman Nur faction that dared to attack their location yesterday at about 7.00pm.
“However, we lost a soldier during the pursuit,” he stated.
In a related development, the Concerned Citizens of Borno Forum qouting one Hassan Zanna Boguma , has raised alarm over possible regrouping of Boko Haram terrorist in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Capital of Borno State.
“There was a report from the villagers living on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Gombole road leading to the Sambisa forest of the large gathering of the Boko Haram insurgents ‘mission’ unknown.
“The authorities concern should act quickly to avoid civilian casualties. The military had fired artillery towards the direction but the villagers were hearing the shouts of karyane by the insurgents.
Let’s not repeat our past mistakes of waiting to be attacked. Kindly pass the message on so that our gallant soldiers will act with lightening precision.
May Allah Taala protect us and destroy all forces of evil as was done to those parties,” the statement read.