INSECURITY: 53 Boko Haram Terrorists Gunned Down By Military Troops In Borno

Senator Ahmed Zanna of Borno State had claimed that Boko Haram was repeatedly raping the abducted Chibok girls. Defence spokesman Olukolade, while reacting to the claims in a chat with ThisDay, asked Zanna or anyone making those claims to come forward with proofs.

53 Boko Haram insurgents were on Friday killed in Damboa, Borno State by men of the Nigerian army, The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a statement yesterday. 5 soldiers and one senior military officer also died while repelling the attacks of the insurgents.

The insurgents stormed the base of the troops while most of the soldiers were out on patrol.

Olukolade also revealed that the troops on patrol around Baga area recovered explosives and rifles concealed in a truck loaded with fish and other commodities.

He said that four suspects were also reined in by the Military in connection with the incident.

At Konduga also in Borno State, he added that a suicide bomber in a Golf car on Friday ran into a military checkpoint killing himself, a policeman and three Vigilante Youth members, as Ekekeee had reported yesterday.

Senator Ahmed Zanna of Borno State had claimed that Boko Haram was repeatedly raping the abducted Chibok schoolgirls still in the custody of the nihilists. Defence spokesman Olukolade, while reacting to the claims in a chat with ThisDay, asked Zanna or anyone making those claims to come forward with proofs.

“On the issue of the claim that Boko Haram is raping and killing the girls, he (Zanna) still needs to substantiate his claims with facts if he is interested in the solution like all others.

“If he is in contact (with Boko Haram) to know all that, then he should provide the information he has available formally to the appropriate channels instead of making categorical statements. We are not interested in other motives but verifiable facts and solutions in securing our girls”, Olukolade said.

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