Troops from the 21 Amoured Brigade Bama killed four Boko Haram terrorists when they raided an illegal market set up by the terrorists on the outskirts of Bama Local Government Area in Borno State’s North East.
The terrorists were defeated decisively on Monday when troops came into contact with them at an illegal market in Dambia, also known as Markas, while conducting clearance operations.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, when the terrorists saw the troops, they opened fire, but the insurgents were quickly subdued.
“In the fierce encounter, four BH/ISWAP terrorists were instantly neutralised, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated and ran to the forest,” he said.
The sources said that four women suspected to be wives of the terrorists were wounded during cross fire. They were, however, evacuated to Bama General Hospital for treatment.
On July 25, eight repentant Boko Haram terrorists were also killed while one injured by an undetonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED), while allegedly transacted business of scrap metals with some Boko Haram terrorists in the market.
The insurgents from Gazuwa camp continue to get support from their collaborators who supply them with food items, like maize, beans, salt, Maggi and other non food items like clothing, petrol and drugs.