Soldiers have reportedly killed some members of Boko Haram radical Islamist sect in Delwa and the neighbouring communities of Borno State, Vanguard reports.
The Defence Headquarters’ Twitter said on July 10, 2014, Thursday that the troops have successfully broke through insurgents’ ambush, 35 kilometres to the state capital, Maiduguri, as they advanced to dislodge insurgents who were gathering in the area.
It was said that the intense gun fight that ensued following the ambush left scores of insurgents dead, while 3 soldiers lost their lives in the offensive.
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The DHQ also revealed that seven other soldiers, who sustained various degrees of injuries during the operation, have been taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention. The remaining troops have continued their mission.
Meanwhile, it was reported on Wednesday that the radical sect had taken over one of the major routes linking Maiduguri, to the Southern parts of the state. The travellers are forced to take other longer routes to their destinations.
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It was gathered that those travelling to the Borno South had to go through Yode and Gombe States before turning Northwards to get to their destination, which most of the commuters described as “hectic journey”. Travellers going to Damboa and Biu were worst affected by the development.
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