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11 Insurgents Killed as Nigerian Troops Defend Borno Towns
Eleven members of the Boko Haram sect have been killed in the few days as the terrorist continued its unrelentingly attacks against communities in the Northeast, especially Borno State.
The ready-to-die terrorists have persisted in attacks on areas such as Konduga, Beneshek and Damboa where they made a number of attempts against the military on Thursday and Friday.
Confrontations between the military and insurgents continues in spite of the heavy loss inflicted by the latter in recent in both men and machinery; several top leaders of the terrorist group, including one believed to be the commander, Abubakar Shekau, have been killed.
The defeat initially threw confusion into the group and for days following the attacks dozens of terrorists allegedly surrendered themselves and their weapons to the Army asking to be granted amnesty.
However, splinter cells have continued to confront the military in fierce battles that have led to more casualties on both sides.>
A multi barrel T55 tank, nine rifles, two Machine Guns, two Rocket Propelled Grenade tubes, five boxes of ammunition and other weapons were retrieved from the terrorists by military troops while over 40 terrorists were killed while 11 soldiers lost their lives.
Some 15 injured soldiers are being treated while three are still missing.
Meanwhile, troops have conducted a raid on terrorists’ enclave at Shindig, just as air and land operations are ongoing to completely clear the terrorists from other communities where their activities have become prevalent recently in the states under emergency rule.