Nigeria’s military claimed it has repelled a renewed attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Konduga in Borno State.
to the army director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide
Laleye, the terrorists attacked Konduga on
Tuesday night in an attempt
to regain momentum they lost in the town but were denied the opportunity
by vigilant and gallant troops.
“During the fight, several terrorists were killed and those fleeing Konduga with gunshot wounds are being pursued,’’ he said.
also announced that the Army on Tuesday recovered three Hilux vehicles
mounted with machine and anti-aircraft guns, one Mowag Armoured
Personnel Carrier and other assorted arms and ammunition from
insurgents, a statement said.
The army spokesman said that the troops morale and combat efficiency
had remained high and added that further details about the engagement
and supporting photographs were being awaited.
According to him,
the renewed morale, fighting spirit and combat efficiency of troops have
been boosted by new strategies devised by the armed forces and support
of the public.
“Therefore, the Nigerian Army implores the public
to continue to support the military and other security agencies engaged
in the ongoing operation to rid Nigeria of blood-letting insurgents and
ruthless religious extremists,’’ it said.