Plans by Boko Haram terrorists to unleash terror on the people of Borno State during the Eid El Kabir celebrations may have been foiled as the soldiers checked their operations in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno state.
The soldiers acted on intelligence reports received as the plans to strike were being concluded by the terrorists. Forty of the terrorists were rounded up and killed as they were about moving to execute their plot
Bama is about 75 kilometres away from Maiduguri where unspecified number of terrorists at Izza villages near Bama town were killed last week by the Division troops while 5 Hilux vehicles mounted with anti -air craft guns conveying the terrorists with 18 seater bus with suspected foodstuff belonging to them were destroyed before their mission to launch a deadly attack in Bama.
Konduga is about 40 kilometres away from Maiduguri Metropolis which also witnessed a deadly attack on some muslim faithful while performing their morning prayers in a mosque in the town last month killing over 40 people.
It was learnt that when the terrorists have all gathered and were about to move to Bama and Konduga which shared the same common boarder, men of the 7 Division who had an intelligent report ambushed them with Armoured Patrol Tankers and RPG guns killing about 40 of them, after recovering the terrorists’s arms and ammunitions.
A Security Source who is not authorised to speak to the Press confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Maiduguri.
He said, “yes there was an averted twin deadly attacks by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama and Konduga Council areas of Borno state.
” Information available to my office from my officers and men indicated that over hundred terrorists were ambushed by security operatives based on intelligent report near Bama town and that unspecified number of the terrorists were killed using bombs and our sophisticated weapons”. He stated.