Nigerian military on counter-insurgency operations have discovered a list of communities to be attacked in the North East by the terror group, Boko Haram. Defence spokesperson, Major General Chris Olukolade, as posted on PRNigeria, a portal the military uses to give out information, said the document was retrieved from fleeing insurgents after an encounter with troops.
Olukolade said seven of the insurgents were killed, while five rifles, ammunition, bows and arrows were recovered from them during the fierce gun battle around Hildi, in Adamawa State. The military, Olukolade stated, stormed the Balmo and Lame forests linking Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa states, chased away the insurgents who made it their den and took possession of the forest. In the latter raid, rifles and motorcycles were recovered, while 20 of the insurgents were killed. They put up “a stiff resistance,” Olukolade said, but eventually overpowered by the troops . Six soldiers were reported to have been wounded in during the combat.