Friday, 19 September 2014
Nigerian Troops Capture "High Ranking Boko Haram Commander", Kill 60 Insurgents In Konduga
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 was a bad day for stubborn Boko Haram terrorists operating in the North East as they lost scores of their members during repeated attempts to enter Konduga, about 70 kilometres to Maiduguri.
Military sources also confirmed the capture of a senior Boko Haram commander whose name is still being kept a secret aftermath of a fierce battle waged by the insurgents to capture the Konduga town following their earlier routing by the military.
The captured “high ranking Boko Haram leader” who was seriously wounded is currently being treated in a military medical facility.
In addition to their losing scores of their fighters, the terrorists also lost weapons and equipments including 24 riffles, five rockets propelled grenade tubes, two machine guns as well as a Ford Ranger vehicle. Another Ford ranger vehicle was also destroyed.
During the encounter, three Hilux vehicles, one armoured personnel carrier and a cache of arms and ammunition were confirmed captured by the troops.
In yet another battle which occurred at Benishek on Wednesday, troops fought through an ambush, capturing four motorcycles from fleeing terrorists.
Unfortunately however, one soldier lost his life while four other who were wounded are receiving treatment.