Fighters of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād Boko Haram faction on Tuesday clashed with troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).
It was gathered that the troops of 21 Army Armoured Brigade, Bama, Borno State, stormed the terrorists’ camp at Gazuwa village in Bama local government area of the State killing scores of the insurgents.
According to an intelligence report obtained by Zagazola Makama, a soldier was killed during the fierce encounter with the terrorists.
Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, disclosed that the surprise attack led to the elimination of many terrorists.
The sources said, “We killed many of them across the water. Some of them tried to put up a fight but most of them were neutralised by the troops while others were forced to retreat.
“Large numbers of their dead bodies were seen floating the whole place.”
The sources, however, added, “One soldier lost his life during the fierce encounter.”
Recall that the camp, which was renamed by the terrorists as “Gazuwa or Markas” (headquarters) from its former name of Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari, harbored more than 3,000 fighters and their families from the Abubakar Shekau faction.