Nigerian Army Repels Nur, Terrorist’s Men In Bama
The Nigerian Army authority says it scored a bulls eye against a faction of Boko Haram insurgent led by Mamman Nur. Nigerian Army public relations unit says that the Nigerian troops not only staved off attack by the insurgent on 81 Division Task Force Battalion in Gulumba Gana, Bama, Borno State, on Monday, it killed, captured the insurgents and recovered arms from them.
Nur came into reckoning after he was fingered as a master mind of the Police Headquarters bombing in 2011. The intelligence community believes that Nur may have created an offshoot of insurgency.
Reporting on the defeat of the attackers Brig Gen. Usman Sani, the Nigerian army and spokesman of the military, narrated that in evening of Monday, a group of suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ mercenaries of Mamman Nur extraction paid dearly with their lives when they dared to attack 81 Division Task Force Battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana in Bama LGA, Borno State.
“The troops successfully dealt with the terrorists and pursued those that escaped and recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles and 2 magazines of 9 round of ammunition, 2 AGL bombs, several empty cases of Shilka gun ammunition, AGL bomb and 1 damaged mobile phone handset.
“Similarly troops of 3 Battalion located at Logomani, Dikwa LGA, Borno State, neutralized 3 Boko Haram, captured one alive and recovered 3 AK-47 rifles from Mamman Nur faction that dared to attack their location yesterday at about 7.00pm,” said the army spokesman.
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