Mixed fortunes in war against Boko Haram

Nigerian girl rescued from Boko Haram

Nigerian girl rescued from Boko Haram

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Army killed at least 15 terrorists, rescued a schoolgirl abducted more than two years ago but lost six soldiers in a weekend of mixed fortunes against the Boko Haram sect.

In the biggest battle, one of several in the restive northeastern Borno State, troops killed 14 members of the terror group after the insurgents laid ambush on an army location at Mallam Fatori.

However, the army lost five soldiers, including a commander, while four other soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.

Among those killed in action is Lieut. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali, commanding officer of 272 Task Force Tank Battalion.

His death came after his decoration to that position in 2015.

Meanwhile, in Gwoza troops shot dead a female suicide bomber before she could detonate explosives at a military location.

Troops killed four attackers including two more suicide bombers in a reprisal attack.

Four soldiers died in the encounter.

In a major breakthrough, troops rescued a girl who was among over 200 kidnapped by the Boko Haram in 2014.

Named Maryam Ali Maiyanga, she was among a specified number of people rescued in Gwoza.

She was discovered to be carrying a 10-month-old son.

– CAJ News




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