The ministry of defence in Niger, a border country with Nigeria, has reported that 30 Nigerien and two Nigerian soldiers were kill by Boko Haram jihadists on Friday evening, while 67 other troops had been wounded in a surprise attack carried out on a military post in the border town of Bosso, i24News reports.
But before the Islamic insurgents could gather themselves together to celebrate their victory, troops swooped down on their base in a counter attack and destroyed 19 insurgents on Saturday morning, retaking controlled bases in Bosso town.
Military troops and the JTF got wind of Boko Haram positions in their Chukungudu camp in northeast Borno State before they launched a counter-attack that destroyed 19 insurgents, including Ameer Abubakar Gana, their acclaimed leader in the area.
Two soldiers had sustained gunshot wounds in the attack, but these are currently responding to treatment at the military base.
The troops destroyed an improvised explosive devices (IED) making factory, detonated four primed IEDs, recovered two anti-aircraft guns and other weapons and vehicles.
Book Haram terrorists had been making constant inroads into neighbouring Niger to carry out orchestrated attacks, and the country’s military has been rising to contain the threats on daily basis, and they continue to wreak havoc in Nigeria.
The insurgents had been carrying out sustained attacks in northeast Nigeria for seven years, killing at least 20,000 people in Nigeria and forcing about 2.6 million people to flee their homes in mortal fear of attacks.