The Nigerian army has killed no fewer than 70 suspected Boko Haram members, who participated in separate attacks on Chuha I, Chuha II and Korogilim villages of Chibok local governmnet area, Borno State over the weekend.
Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian soldiers
They were killed on Sunday, in an air raid with support from ground
troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian army as they were fleeing towards
Sambisa forest after their attack on the three villages, Vanguard
More than 40 people had been killed last weekend when suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked three villages in Chibok, razed down houses, shops and vehicles before carting away foodstuffs and livestock.
According to one of the residents of Korogilim, Mr. Joshua Yakubu,
after the attacks, the terrorists were moving in a convoy on Sunday
morning, attempting to flee into Sambisa after their deadly mission and
that’s when they were attacked by military operatives.
He said when they started hearing the sounds of explosion on the
outskirt of the villages, they were gripped with fear but later
discovered the explosions were coming from troops who were attacking the
Joshua said he was among the courageous ones who visited the scene of
the bombardment yesterday and they saw many dead bodies of the
insurgents littered everywhere.
"In fact, they were more than a hundred dead bodies. The food
items they looted during the attacks were scattered all over the scene.
People are trooping in to see things for themselves.
"I want to inform you that we are happy with the gallant effort
displayed by the military for quick intervention which led to the
killing of dozens of terrorists who wreaked havoc in our communities
over the weekend as almost all of them were wiped out," Joshua said.
The Director, Defence Information, Major General Chris
Olukolade,confirmed the incident yesterday in a text message which said,
“Yes, it happened.”
This is coming on the heels of yesterday’s tragic incident where a suicide bomber blew himself and seven others up at Kano School of Hygiene Technology along Gida Murtala-BUK road, leaving 20 persons life-threatening injuries.