The Nigerian military has followed up on its recent recapture of Bama in Borno state by defeating Boko Haram militants in Konduga area of the North Eastern state, a report by The Cable shows.
According to Col. Antigha of the Nigerian army public relations, at about 5:30 am on Friday, September 12, 2014 the insurgents launched a massive attack on Konduga town, which is about 35 kilometers from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
Reports say fierce fighting ensued for about 3 hours after which the Nigerian troops routed the terrorist, who were about a 100-man strong.
Antigha said: “Further to the staggering loss of men, Boko Haram also suffered extensive losses in equipment. Specifically, three Hilux and one Buffalo vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns, three general purpose machine guns, over 30 AK 47 rifles and two global positioning systems have been recovered. Four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action. The entire area is still being combed for terrorists who may have escaped with bullet wounds.”