17th September, 2014
Nigeria’s military claimed it has repelled a renewed attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the town of Konduga in Borno State.
According to the army director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Olajide Laleye, the terrorists attacked Konduga on Tuesday night in an attempt to regain momentum they lost in the town but were denied the opportunity by vigilant and gallant troops.
“During the fight, several terrorists were killed and those fleeing Konduga with gunshot wounds are being pursued,’’ he said.
Laleye also announced that the Army on Tuesday recovered three Hilux vehicles mounted with machine and anti-aircraft guns, one Mowag Armoured Personnel Carrier and other assorted arms and ammunition from insurgents, a statement said.
The army spokesman said that the troops morale and combat efficiency had remained high and added that further details about the engagement and supporting photographs were being awaited.
According to him, the renewed morale, fighting spirit and combat efficiency of troops have been boosted by new strategies devised by the armed forces and support of the public.
“Therefore, the Nigerian Army implores the public to continue to support the military and other security agencies engaged in the ongoing operation to rid Nigeria of blood-letting insurgents and ruthless religious extremists,’’ it said.