3 Dec 2014

Military repels attack on Konduga town, Borno State; ...kills 70 Boko Haram fighters

Nigerian soldiers on Monday night clinched another huge victory over the extremist Boko Haram sect, repelling their attack on Konduga town in Borno State and killing at least 70 of the rampaging insurgents.

Muhammed Abbas, an official of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Maiduguri told Premium Times that the Boko Haram terrorists, who attacked the town at about 8 p.m. on Monday night, met stiff resistance from soldiers stationed in the town.

Mr. Abbas said after hours of gun battle, Nigerian soldiers, assisted by Civilian-JTF, subdued the insurgents, killing several of them, wounding many others while the rest retreated to the direction from which they came.

Over 70 bodies, believed to be that of Boko Haram fighters, were counted when calm returned to the town, he said.
A top military officer, who does not want to be named because he had no authority to speak on the matter, said the terrorists retreated after facing superior firepower.

“The insurgents came at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday to attack the town, but our men on ground effectively tackled them,” he said. “Nobody can tell you the exact number of insurgents killed, but we have over 70 that we counted around the town, but there are others that may have been killed in the bushes.”
Konduga is about 35 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, and has been repeatedly attacked by the extremist Boko Haram sect.


Credit: Ola' Audu/PremiumTimes

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