Saturday, 20 December 2014

Large Number of Terrorists Die as Troops Foil Attempt to Stop Restoration of Power to Parts of Borno State (Photos)

Captured Hilux from terrorists
An ongoing mopping operation will determine the number of terrorists who died in the encounter with troops on patrol between Maiduguri and Damboa on Friday.  The clash followed the troops’ move to stop the terrorists who were in the process of attacking the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) Engineers who were working to restore power to parts of Borno State.

A large number of the terrorists died in the process while their IED laden Hilux vehicle was destroyed.  The troops also captured a Hilux vehicle earlier stolen by the terrorists from the Borno
State Ministry of Education which they have repainted and mounted with an Ant-Aircraft Gun.  Other weapons recovered by troops include Rocket Propelled Grenades and rifles.  Two soldiers died in the encounter.
Captured terrorists Vehicle mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun and Laden with IED
In a similar development, Military Engineer troops who have been clearing terrorists IEDs and effecting repairs on bridges repelled an attack while working on a bridge around Husara.  Several terrorists also died in the encounter.  A total 4 General Purpose Machine Guns, 3 rifles and 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher were captured from the terrorists during the encounter.  One soldier however died while 3 other were wounded in the encounter.

In Adamawa State, troops are conducting land patrol of towns including Mubi, Uba, Garkida, Muva and others as the advance by coordinated air and land operations continues in areas where the counter terrorists campaign is ongoing to clear the terrorists operating anywhere in the state.
Destroyed terrorists Vehicle laden with IED

Front View of Captured Hilux from terrorists

PHCN Staff Working

Terrorists Hilux laden with IED on fire 
Troops Registering targets with Artillery Guns
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