Nigerian troops ambush Boko Haram, Kills 7 in Borno
By: Zagazola Makama
Troops of Sector Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have neutralised seven Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists in Borno State on Sunday.
This was after the troops staged an ambush against the terrorists in the axis of Kasuwan Daula in Bama Local Government Area.
An Intelligence Officer told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad that troops achieved the feat while acting on credible intelligence that some remnants of insurgents were coming to the market to engaged in some transactions.
The troops, who were on a Long range fighting Patrol got wind of the rampaging activities of the terrorists and laid in wait for them.
In the battle that ensued, troops rained heavy fire on the terrorists, killing 7 instantly while one of them escaped.
Zagazola Understand that the terrorist who escaped the onslought, arrived the camp of Abu Hassana, a top Commander of the terror group and told him that his men were killed by the troops of the Nigerian Army.
Abu Hassana quickly mobilised and headed to Bama town where they attempted to attack the troops of 21 Armoured Brigade.
On arrival at the location at about 6:40 pm, the Boko Haram terrorists began shooting sporadically, causing panic among resident.
The Troops who, fortunately, were on alert, responded with heavy gunfire forcing the insurgents to retreat and Fled.