Several Civilians, 2 Soldiers Killed As Troops Foil Attack In Borno

Nigerian army soldiers stand guard as they cordon off a road leading to the scene of a blast at a business district in Abuja June 25, 2014. At least 21 people were killed when a suspected bomb tore through the crowded shopping district in the Nigerian capital Abuja during rush hour on Wednesday, police said, adding to the toll of thousands killed in attacks this year. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) – RTR3VS83

The Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Hadin Kai foiled Boko Haram terrorist’s attempt to infiltrate Rann town, the capital of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.

In a statement on Monday, spokesperson of Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said on 2 May 2021, another band of terrorists attacked Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno state.

He, however, said two soldiers and several civilians were killed, while many houses were burnt by the terrorists in Konduga.

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The statement reads in part: “The terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that has been enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area took them on a fierce fire fight which lasted about an hour.

“The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifle, hand held communication radio and different calibers of ammunition.

“In a related development, on 2 May 2021, another band of Boko Haram Terrorists on a criminal mission attacked Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno State.

The terrorists who had reached a part of the town initially burnt 9 houses and killed some innocent residents before they were engaged by the troops deployed in the area.

The retreating terrorists went away with various degrees of gun shot injuries while the gallant troops are on their chase. Unfortunately, however, 2 personnel paid the supreme price in the resulting encounter.”

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