12 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Clashes With Army

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    By; AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja

    At least 12 Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate clashes with the Nigerian troops in Northeastern Nigeria, military and militia sources said on Sunday. 

    Five militants were killed on Saturday during a gun battle with the troops of the Multi National Joint Task Force(MNJTF), in the far Northeastern Goni sulomti village along Damasak road, Mobar local government area of Borno state.

    The sources who chose to be anonymous said that the militant came through Bamma Bukarti, then Jilli village and accessed Goni Sulomti villages  to attack two military formation, before being pushed back by defence forces of Nigeria and Chadian troops. 

    The sources said that  the troops also chased two of the militant vehicles that struggles to escape and eliminated them.

    “Unfortunately, we lost a policeman and a civilian woman in the attack,”said one sources.

    Another reliable source told our reporter that the latest militant attack targeted the town of Gubio local government area on Sunday at about 6pm, but were “immediately intercepted and neutralised seven militants. 

    “We got the hint through a Competent human intelligence sources that the militant were seen passing through Goni Sulomti village, Damasak and  Mobbar LGA Yesterday. Consequently, the security agencies prepared and waited for the terrorists before eliminating them. 

    “Through the combined efforts of the ground troops and the air component of the Military’s Operation Lafiya Dole, the fighting troops  destroyed three vehicles equipped with machine guns, adding that there was no any casualties suffered by the army,”he said.

    Bako Idris, a local militia, said most of the assailants who stormed the town of Gubio were killed. 

    Idris said that the town was calm and under the total control of the security agencies adding that dozens of residents who fled to the bush had return to their homes.

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