Nigerian Troops Capture Boko Haram Leader, Kill 60 Terrorists In Konduga (PHOTOS)

Nigerian Troops Capture Boko Haram Leader, Kill 60 Terrorists In Konduga (PHOTOS)

By PR Nigeria on September 18, 2014
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Nigerian soldiers arrive in Yola, Nigeria, 20 May 2013. Following the declaraton of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states of Nigeria (Photo Credit: EPA/STR)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 was a tough day for terrorists in the battle for North East Nigeria.

Boko Haram fighters in a revenge attack on Kondunga, about 70 kilometres to Maiduguri, lost a leader and sixty of their members as Nigerian troops gave them a fierce fight.

Nigerian troops reportedly captured a “a high ranking terrorists’ leader”, who remains unnamed, was seriously wounded and is currently being treated in a military medical facility, according to military sources.

This would be the second attack on Kondunga staged by Boko Haram in recent days.

In addition to their losing scores of their fighters, the terrorists also lost weapons and equipments including 24 riffles, five rockets propelled grenade tubes, two machine guns as well as a Ford Ranger vehicle. Another Ford ranger vehicle was also destroyed.

During the first battle of the day, which lasted over 12 hours, scores of the terrorists were killed by Nigerian troops.

“Right now, our troops are combing the vicinity of the battle scene in a cordon and search operation to determine the exact casualty figures suffered by the terrorists in the encounter”, our source revealed.

During the fierce encounter, three Hilux vehicles, one armoured personnel carrier and a cache of arms and ammunition were confirmed captured by the troops.

In yet another battle which occurred at Benishek on Wednesday, troops fought through an ambush, capturing four motorcycles from fleeing terrorists.

Sadly, one soldier lost his life while four other who were wounded are receiving treatment.

SLIDESHOW From Battle At Konduga Where Nigerian Troops Killed 100 Boko Haram Militants

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