A Browning M2 12.7mm HMG-armed Panhard VBL M11 light
PHOTO CREDIT: DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS NIGERIA
18 September, 2014
The Nigerian Military has apprehended a high-ranking member of the Boko Haram sect. Troops in separate battles on Wednesday routed the sect fighters and killed scores during failed attempts to occupy Konduga, about 70 kilometres to Maiduguri.
The captured commander, DailyPost gathered, was seriously wounded and is currently being treated in a military medical facility. Military sources say the terrorists’ leader, whose name is still being kept a secret, was captured after the second but more fierce battle waged by the insurgents to capture the town.
Among seized items were weapons and equipment including 24 rifles, five rocket propelled grenade tubes, two machine guns as well as a Ford Ranger vehicle. Another Ford ranger vehicle was also destroyed.
In another battle, which occurred at Benisheik on Wednesday, troops fought through an ambush, impounded four motorcycles, wounded some terrorists, while others fled. It was also gathered that one soldier lost his life while four others, who were injured, are receiving treatment.