Not less than 35 people were killed in two separate gun battles between members of the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram and men of the Nigerian Army in the North eastern part of Borno State. This was made known on Monday by the spokesman of the Joint Task Foce, Col Sagir Musa.
Security forces have engaged the insurgents in a full scale battle since the declaration of the state of emergency in three states in the North East of Nigeria months ago.
Members of the sect launched an attack on a police formation in Bama, an attack Musa said was “successfully repelled.” He went on to disclose that 1 policeman and 17 terrorists lost their lives during the gunfight while 2 soldiers were wounded.
He also stated that 4 trucks, 3 motorcycles, dozens of explosive devices, 3 rocket propelled grenades, 10 Kalashnikov rifles and more than 100 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the terrorists.
Musa also disclosed that the Boko Haram sect attack a military base in Malam Fatori and in the ensuing gun battle, 2 soldiers and 15 members of the sect died.