Nine suspected Boko Haram terrorists were yesterday killed by the
troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Rimanti Alagarno villages
of Damboa local government area of Borno state.
The suspected terrorists were killed when the troops of the Division
launched an attacked on their hideouts/camps on the off shores of the
The Army in a press statement signed by its spokesman, Lt. Col
Muhammad Dole said, " in a midnight encounter with the Boko Haram
terrorists, the Nigerian Army, 7 Division killed nine Boko Haram
terrorists, while others fled with various degree of injuries along
Rimanti-Alagarno road in Damboa local government area of Borno state
on Thursday 14th November 2013″.
According to the statement, during the encounter large arms and
ammunitions were recovered with the destruction of 2 pick up vehicles
belonging to the terrorists, while a pick up vehicle and 3 motorcycles
were equally recovered by the troops.
Lt Col. Dole revealed that, although, a soldier was wounded during the
operation, but he is currently responding to treatement at University
of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
The spokesman stated that the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has
intensified patrol in the deep forest of Damboa and Gwoza local
government areas of Borno state, in remote and isolated villages and
towns with a view to prevent incessant attacks by the insurgents.
He said the insurgents were frustrated by the attacks launched on
their camps and their arms' and vehicle destroyed, adding that the
military is closing a rank on them.
Lt. Col. Dole stated that the General Officer Commanding the 7
Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Obidah Ethan commended
the general public and residences in particular for their usual
cooperation by giving information in exposing the hideouts and
activities of the sects.