Wednesday, 14 October 2015

AT LAST... Troops Kill Terrorists In Kogi State, Geidam

There was a heavy gun battle between Nigerian troops and some suspected terrorists at about 5.30am on Tuesday, October 13, at the general area of Enike Mosque, Okene town, Kogi state.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the acting director army public relations, in a statement said the troops were on a cordon and search operations in the area when the suspected terrorists attacked them.

Gallant Nigerian troops on patrol in the North East of the country.

They repelled the attack, killing two of the terrorists. A soldier was killed during the gun battle while another sustained gunshot wounds.

Usman stated that a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb and empty cases of expended ammunition were recovered

Normalcy has been restored to the area and people have been asked to go about their normal activities.

Last week, suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect tried to invade Geidam, a village in Yobe state.

One of the arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorists that attacked Geidam and Gamjiram.

According to Usman, troops of the 5 Brigade ambushed the insurgents while returning from an attack on Gajiram near Ngollom village, killing 10 and injuring others.

The troops also recovered 1 Anti Aircraft Gun, 5 AK 47 Rifles, 1 Fabrique Nationale Rifle, 2 Machine Guns and 1 Light Machine Gun. Other weapons and equipment recovered include a Rocket Propel Grenade Tube, 8 AK 47 rifle magazines, 1 x Toyota Landcruiser, 2 Belts of 7.62MM (NATO) with 150 and 180 rounds of ammunition respectively.

The recovered Toyota Landcruiser mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun.

One Abacha Kumjo, a suspected Boko Haram fuel and logistics supplier was also arrested.

The suspected Boko Haram fuel and logistics supplier, Abacha Kumjo.

The army spokesman urged the public to cooperate with security agencies, be more security conscious and report suspected persons or unusual movements to the security agencies.

“The fight against terrorism and insurgency is a collective responsibility of all well meaning citizens. We should not allow these criminals to succeed in thwarting our collective efforts of peaceful coexistence,” he said.

Boko Haram terrorists and their sponsors have been urged to surrender or face the certainty of death in the nearest future.

According to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the military was committed to putting an end to the activities of the deadly Boko Haram sect. He said the military was determined to meet the set deadline of defeating the insurgents by December.