No fewer than 150 suspected members of the outlawed Boko haram sect were killed by soldiers on Friday during a confrontation in Konduga, about 35 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, as reported by Thisday newspaper. It was learnt that hundreds of terrorists stormedKonduga in the early hours of Friday in a convoy of vehicles and motorcycles, but were resisted by the soldiers. A member of the local vigilante group, Kolobe Abdullah, told journalists that the residents could not sleep on Thursday night when they got the hunt that insurgents intended to attack the town.
The military authorities confirmed the killing adding that three Hilux vans and one other Buffalo vehicle with mounted anti-aircraft guns, three general purpose machine guns and over 30 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists from. Meanwhile, four soldiers are said to have been injured in the battle that lasted four three hours.
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