Nigerian military have reported a remarkable victory against the Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Borno State

February 21, 2015 11:56 pm

The Nigerian military have reported a remarkable victory against the insurgents in , .

In a statement released today by the Defence Headquarters, Nigerian
soldiers were said to have killed several Boko Haram members despite the
stiff resistance posed by the insurgents.
According to a statement signed by Army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris
Olukolade, “the resistance of the collapsed and the land
forces finally stormed the town in the early hours of Friday.

“Many of the terrorists died while an unknown but substantial number
of them fled with various degrees of injury, in the series of encounter
along the routes of advance of the as troops headed for Baga.”

Read the full statement below:

A large number of terrorists have reportedly drowned
in the Lake Chad as they fled the heavy bombardment by Nigerian Air
force heralding the advance of Nigerian troops on mission to flush them
out of Baga. Not even the strategy of mining over 1,500 spots with land
mines on the routes leading to the town could save the terrorists from
the aggressive move of advancing troops.

All the land mines were skillfully cleared one after the other.
Eventually, the resistance of the terrorists collapsed and the land
forces finally stormed the town in the early hours of Friday.

Many of the terrorists died while an unknown but substantial
number of them fled with various degrees of injury, in the series of
encounter along the routes of advance of the as troops headed for Baga.

Apart from the 5 anti air craft guns and the rifles captured from
the terrorists, over 34 motorcycles and 5 vehicles including trucks
being used for operations by the terrorists were destroyed in the course
of the fighting as troops headed for Baga. The troops finally began
clearing the terrorists from Baga on arrival in the town early Saturday
morning.

A comprehensive cordon and search phase of military operation has
now commenced to enable troops mop up arms and ammunition and also
apprehend any terrorist who might be hiding in the vicinity. The
exercise will also determine details of the casualties inflicted or
incurred in the course of the operations to clear Baga and environ of
terrorists.

Similar exercise is being carried out in over 12 locations namely
Gajigana, Ngaze, Ngenzai, Marte Junction, Mile 90, Yoyo, Kekeno,
Kukawa, Cross Kauwa, Kangarwa, Amirari and other localities where troops
have flushed out the terrorists in the operations preceding the entry
to Baga. The troops are now dominating and conducting aggressive patrols
in the locations. The morale of troops remain high.

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