Nigerian troops deployed on combat operations in NE Nigeria are seen here clustered around a Streit Spartan Mk.III APC, one of a batch of new APCs recently delivered to the fighting troops
PHOTO CREDIT: SIRIUS BLACK
16 September, 2014
Fighting is ongoing between hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents who stormed Konduga town in Borno State today. Security sources said the insurgents were “on a revenge mission after the heavy casualty they recorded last Friday.”
Last Friday, the insurgents met stiff resistance from Nigerian troops and members of the vigilante group, also known as civilian JTF. Over 100 of their members were reportedly killed by Nigerian troops who rounded them up after a tip–off.
One of the security sources, who does not want his name in print because he was not authorized to speak said the fight was ongoing as at 8pm. “From the information we have so far, the insurgents were armed to the teeth. They have mortars, anti aircraft missiles, rocket propelled grenades and assorted guns with a cover from Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs).
“As I am talking to you now, our men are engaging the terrorists…Their ultimate target is to subdue our men in Konduga so that they can advance to Maiduguri,” he said.