– Troops weather storm to continue fight against Boko Haram

– Recover dangerous weapons from insurgents during ambush

– Wallet with receipt and hard currencies was also captured during raid

The Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) alongside Nigerian troops have weathered the storm to conquer Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest, Borno state. In a statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the military spokesperson, the troops and other security operatives ambushed and killed some Boko Haram members in the region. The statement reads: “In their bid to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in some parts of the North Eastern of the country, troops have intensified efforts on clearance operations. “It is in this regard that the 29 Brigade Quick Reaction Force (QRF), in conjunction with Civilian JTF carried out an ambush against Boko Haram terrorists east of Marguba village in Kaga Local Government Area, Borno State on Friday.

“The troops killed 2 of the Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them sustained gun shot wounds as could be seen from traces of blood during mopping up. “They also recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with 29 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a bow and arrows, a Tecno mobile telephone handset, 1 wallet and an Identity Card of Animal Dealers Association, amongst other items. “In a related development, troops along with Civilian JTF have continued clearance operations within Sambisa forest despite harsh climatic conditions and bad terrain occasioned by heavy down rainfalls especially within Gombale area. “Despite bugging down of vehicles and equipment because of the bad terrain, the troops have continued with their clearance operations.” A recent report by a human right group had it that at least 1,000 Boko Haram suspects are being held in terrible conditions with about eight dying every month.

The Camerounian authority has, however, not responded to the allegations. Information has it that almost 500 have died in the violence this year in Cameroon, which borders Nigeria where the Boko Haram terrorists are located. The insurgents frequently carry out suicide attacks in Cameroon.

By Lawrence Micheals

An incurable optimist, a writer, poet, a technopreneur in the making, a resource personnel, an event planner who is technically gifted and clinical when it matters.

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