ICC Note: 30 Islamic terrorists of the notorious Boko Haram organization were killed by Nigerian military and local vigilantes on the border of Adamawa and Borno states. Boko Haram continues to attack local villages in the region in their continued pursuit of an Islamic caliphate and the elimination of religious minorities, primarily Christian communities. The Nigerian military has been a major piece in the African multi-national task force assigned to seek out and eliminate the terrorist group. Nigerian President Buhari has vowed to defeat Boko Haram by December and if the pledge is not met, he will remain to fight them himself. Boko Haram continues to prey on Christian communities in northeast Nigeria, but has also begun to target the Muslim population as well.
10/20/2015 YOLA (Vanguard) —No fewer than 30 members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect were killed in a gun duel with Nigerian troops assisted by the local vigilantes in the early hours of yesterday at the border villages between Adamawa and Borno states.
This came as Boko Haram members on Sunday invaded Gwoza local government area of Borno State, killing nine people and destroying houses.
On the Adamaa incident, Nigerian troops had laid an ambush on the insurgents between the border villages of Kirchinga and Imirsa, which had come under attacks of Boko Haram insurgents in recent times, leading to the death of innocent residents.
A local vigilante operative who participated in the campaign, told Vanguard that following intelligence report about the movement of the Boko Haram insurgents, an ambush was laid for them which resulted in the killing of many of the insurgents.
“Following information about the movements of the Boko Haram insurgents we got, we decided to lay an ambush in the wee hours of Monday.
“Our efforts yielded results as we succeeded in killing over 30 of the insurgents after a fierce gun duel.
“We confiscated many weapons from the invading terrorists, including AK 47 assault rifles, bows and arrows and other dangerous weapons,” the source said.
The onslaught against the insurgents followed increased attacks on parts of Madagali local government area, leading to the death of three soldiers and abduction of one senior military officer alongside his operational vehicle.