Six suspected fighters of Boko Haram, also known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have been killed by Nigerian troops.
The insurgents were killed by the troops of Operation Desert Sanity, Operation Hadin Kai, in an ambush.
The annihilation of the terrorists followed a credible intelligence. The troops of 73 Battalion, in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force, conducted a successful ambush on Tuesday September 21, in Kayamla Village near Maiduguri, the restive capital of Borno State, which resulted in the neutralization of the terrorists.
An Intelligence Officer told Zagazola Makama, a Security Analyst and Counter Insurgency Expert in the Lake Chad that the marauding terrorists were those escaping from massive military onslaught in Boko Haram enclaves.
The source said that they usually come to the areas to terrorise farmers and sometimes kidnap them for ransom.
He said the troops had intensified offensives against the terrorists, their collaborators and logistics’ suppliers.