Fresh reports emerging from the Nigerian army suggest that fifteen members of the Boko Haram sect were killed during a gun battle with Nigerian troops at Jigalta Village, just 27 kilometres from Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
A statement issued by Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, confirmed the incident. He added that the other terrorists who escaped did so with severe gunshot wounds.
"Troops of 242 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Chadian Defence Forces (CDF) ... encountered a Boko Haram criminals' ambush at Jigalta Village ahead of Marari, 27 kilometers from Monguno in Borno State while on a joint clearance operation.
"The criminals laid an ambush with five gun trucks and unconfirmed number of insurgents.
"However, the gallant troops responsively countered the ambush and decimated the uncoordinated criminals."
The Boko Haram sect has recently been hit with a succession of attacks from the Nigerian troops. It seems like the days of terror for this religious sect is almost over, as the Nigerian troops are currently seeking external help from countries like Russia.