ABUJA – Defence Headquarters has said that an attack by a band of terrorists on parts of Bama in Bornu was quelled by the Nigerian troops who dealt with them decisively.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Director of Defence Information, Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade.
Olukolade said that over a score of them died while others fled with wounds.
He said that many more of the attacking terrorists also died as the air-force patrol went after the fleeing ones.
He said that pursuit of the terrorists was still ongoing while calm had been restored and troops maintained firm control of Bama town.
“A Hilux vehicle as well as other equipment and some weapons were captured from the attackers.
“One soldier died while seven were wounded while repelling the attack.
“They have been evacuated from the combat area by air and are already receiving medical attention,” he said.
Olukolade said that most of the towns slated to be cleared of terrorists were already covered.
He said that the campaign to rid rest of the communities of them with continued air and land operations had been stepped up in the remaining designated locations in the mission area.