Troops kill 19 insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that it had killed 19 suspected Boko Haram insurgents, including one of their commanders during a “clearance operations” in Chukungudu village and surrounding communities in Borno.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation followed the receipt of credible information on the presence of the camps and facilities of the insurgents in the village.

He said a carefully planned and deliberate attack, comprising troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, 153 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division, 8 Task Force Division, Nigeria Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) and some Civilian JTF, was carried out.

“While advancing to the location, the troops encountered Boko Haram terrorists ambush positions at Muskari, Gilam and Hausasi, before descending on their main objective at Chukungudu.

“During the encounter at the camp, the troops killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists, including their notorious leader in the area called Ameer Abubakar Gana,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Usman as saying in the statement.

He said the troops also uncovered and destroyed Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs) making factory during the operation.

Credit NAN


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