PHOTO CREDIT: POINTBLANK NEWS
25 April, 2014
Over 40 terrorists have been killed in a gunfight with the military forces in the outskirts of Bulabulin, Borno State on Thursday night.
The encounter was confirmed in a statement by the spokesman for the military,Major General Chris Olukolade on Friday. He said that the fight was
triggered by the capture of a number of terrorists believed to be the ringleaders of those operating around Alagarmo.
According to the statement, four soldiers lost their lives and nine were wounded. More than 16 rifles and a
substantial number of assorted
calibres of ammunition, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials, SIM cards and electronic items were also recovered from the group.
“Two of the terrorists were earlier arrested at a local market two days ago while trying to procure foodstuff while others were spying on the
military base in the area. “Others still being trailed include a terrorist medic who was on a mission to procure drugs for use by his colleagues,” the
Bulabulin is between Alagarmo and Sambisa Forest where the terrorists have been attempting to establish a stronghold in their campaign.Offensives against the insurgents
have increased, after the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, asked the military to rid the forests of the terrorists that have been terrorising villages in the northeast.
In one of the recent attacks by
suspected members of the Boko Haram in Chibok, a town in the
border between Borno and Adamawa States, the terrorists abducted over 200 girls from a Government Girls Secondary School.