Again, Military Clash With The Insurgents In Borno Mopping OperationsFeatured, Latest News Sunday, December 21st, 2014
From Mustapha Abdul Salaam – The Nigerian Military has announced to the public that, a large number of the terrorists have died during the ongoing mopping operations between Damboa and Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
In a post on the Defence headquarters, the Military stated in the process, the terrorists IED laden Hilux vehicle was destroyed, while they (Military) recovered a Hilux vehicle belonging to the State Ministry of Education earlier stolen by them (insurgents).
While noting that the vehicle has been repainted and mounted with an Ant-Aircraft Gun, Defence also indicated that other weapons recovered by troops included Rocket Propelled Grenades and rifles. It however pointed out that two soldiers died in the encounter.
The clash the Defence Headquarters said followed the troops’ move to stop the terrorists who were in the process of attacking the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Engineers who were working to restore power to parts of Borno State.
In the same vein, the Military Engineer troops who have been clearing terrorists IEDs and effecting repairs on bridges, the post affirmed repelled an attack while working on a bridge around Husara, confirming that several terrorists also died in the encounter.
“A total 4 General Purpose Machine Guns, 3 rifles and 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher were captured from the terrorists during the encounter. One soldier however died while 3 other were wounded in the encounter.
“In Adamawa State, troops are conducting land patrol of towns including Mubi, Uba, Garkida, Muva and others as the advance by coordinated air and land operations continues in areas where the counter terrorists campaign is ongoing to clear the terrorists operating anywhere in the state” the Military disclosed.
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