Sunday, 22 March 2015

One soldier dies, 7 injured after troop foil Boko Haram attack on Bama

Defence Headquarters yesterday released a statement on how they foiled another Boko Haram attack on Bama, Borno state today, March 21st. Sadly one soldier died while 7 others got injured during the attack. They have been evacuated from the combat area by air and are already receiving medical attention. Many of the terrorists were killed.
A Hilux vehicle, other terrorist equipments and some weapons were captured from the attackers. Pursuit is still ongoing while calm has been restored and troops maintain firm control of Bama town.

With most of the towns slated to be cleared of terrorists already covered, the campaign to rid the rest of the communities of these militants is continuing with air and land operations now stepped up in the remaining designated locations in the mission area. Cordon and search of cleared communities are also ongoing with some discoveries of weapons and vestiges of atrocities committed by the terrorists while they held sway in some locations