Soldiers kill 19 Boko Haram terrorists in Gamboru


By Ismail Auwal

Troops of operation Hadin Kai have reportedly killed 19 fighters of the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) in Gamboru Ngala Borno State. 

 According to Zagazola Makama,  who has broken news of similar incidents before, the troops, backed by a unit of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) achieved the feat on October 11 after they thwarted a terrorists’ ambush during a combat patrol.

The militants are said to have opened fire on the forces from Hilux vans and motorcycles in huge numbers.

The terrorists’ ambush, however,  was said to have failed when they were attacked by the soldiers from the operation’s 21 Armoured Brigade between Kumshe and Bama.

Sources said that the gallant troops immediately countered the audacious ambush which triggered a heavy gunbattle that lasted for about 40 minutes.

He said that the troops later overwhelmed the terrorists with superior firepower and inflicted a humiliating defeat on them, forcing them to abandon their mission and took to their heels.

“The troops, chased the retreating terrorists and neutralised 19 of them in the process. The troops successfully captured one of their gun trucks after killing all its occupants, and recovered  9 motorcycles as well as multiple weapons including one PKT, 9 AK-47 rifles, and many rounds of ammunition.

“No fatalities were recorded on the side of troops and only two were injured on the army’s side,” he said.

According to Zagazola there was a wide celebration by the troops and the civilian Joint Task Force following the success of the attack in the town of Gamborun Ngala.

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