Published On: Wed, Oct 7th, 2015

Over 100 Boko Haram Insurgents Killed In Early Morning Counter-Attack

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…Alhaji Modu, two other collaborators Arrested.

By Sadiq Umar – The defence authorities said over 100 Boko Haram terrorists were killed early today when the insurgents made a futile attempt on 120 Task Force Battalion troops in Yobe State.Some Boko Haram terrorists that fell to Army's superiority

The attack was repelled and over 100 terrorists died, Army spokesman, Sanni Usman said in a statement.

Seven soldiers were also killed in the encounter with the insurgents while one officer and eight other soldiers sustained wounds.

“The troops recovered size-able arms, ammunition and other equipment from the terrorists.”

The military further disclosed the arrest of three alleged collaborators of the Islamic sect, saying the interrogations of Mohammed Maina, earlier arrested and accused of being Boko Haram financier and drug supplier, had led to arrest of the three collaborators.

It would be recalled that Maina was arrested by troops of 21 Brigade Monday.

“The arrested terrorist has been making very useful statements and lending more insights in the activities of the terrorists and their collaborators.

“This has been yielding positive results and as a follow up today, 3 collaborators; Jikana Alhaji Goni, aged 29 years of Hausari Ward Maiduguri, Alhaji Musa Alhaji Modu, also of Hausari Ward Maiduguri, 37 years and Alhaji Aba’ana Na Alhaji Sule aged 40, of Hausari Ward Maiduguri were arrested and are being interrogated”, it added.

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