Soldiers kill 30 terrorists in Borno

The terrorists were said to have been killed after an attempt to ambush a convoy of local government officials went wrong.

Nigerian soldiers hold up a Boko Haram flag that they had seized in the recently retaken town of Damasak, Nigeria, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

The civilians were being escorted by troops from 121 Task Force Battalion.

“I must commend the gallantry of the troops led by the patrol commanders of the 121 Battalion, Captain S. Suleiman, and Lt. N. Ayuba,” Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Gwoza Local Government Area, Hon. Saeed Salisu Sambo said according to PR Nigeria.

“The incident happened at about five kilometres into Bama town, at about 10 a.m. on Saturday after leaving Nguro-Soye. The insurgents detonated an IED, followed by sporadic gunshots which were repelled by the soldiers.

“…More than 30 insurgents were killed by the rocket launcher fired by troops. I vividly saw them running away, as the military engaged them in response,” he added.

The army is yet to officially confirm the report.

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