By Augustine Osayande
Dozens of insurgents were killed by Nigerian troops on Wednesday in Konduga, Borno State, in a bold response to an apparent provocation by the recent daring moves and antics of the terrorists in parts of the North.
Defence watchers say the troops’ renewed confidence and show of supremacy have been major motivating factors as they continue to unleash devastating blows on their (terrorists’) hideouts and escape routes.
The troops on Wednesday morning in Konduga, destroyed a vehicle laden with improvised explosive device (IED) meant for suicide bombing operation by the terrorists.
This is the latest incident in the series of recent attempts being made by terrorists to make incursions into the town and other surrounding communities.
PRNigeria gathered that while undisclosed number of terrorists were killed, no personnel or civilian was affected in the incident.
A top military source has therefore urged residents to always report suspicious movements as well as strange people to appropriate authority for investigation and appropriate actions.
He said: “What we need from Nigerians is their supports, their encouragements and prayers to enable us overcome this insanity from unrepentant terrorists!”