The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army said on
Tuesday that it had killed 37 suspected Boko
Haram militants after an operation in Borno.
The Spokesman of the division, Captain Aliyu
Danja, made the disclosure in a statement in
"Based on available intelligence, troops of 7
Division of the Nigerian Army launched
attacks on a suspected Boko Haram camp
located in Alagarno in Borno.
"The operation, which commenced last
Monday, involved a coordinated ground and
air assault," he said.
He said it was a coordinated attack by troops
of the 7 Div. in conjunction with 79
composite group of the Nigerian Air Force,
Maiduguri, aimed at destroying the terrorists'
"A total of 37 suspected Boko Haram militants
were killed in a gunfire exchange while several
others fled with gun shot wounds,'' the
He also said that, "arms and ammunition were
recovered. Three Hilux vehicles and several
motorcycles belonging to the suspects were
Danja also confirmed the killing of four
persons during last Sunday's attack by
suspected Boko Haram militants in Logomani
village near Gamboru-Ngala border.
"In the early hours of Sunday, suspected Boko
Haram terrorists numbering about 50, armed
with AK 47 rifles and rocket propellers,
blocked the Gamboru Ngala Dikwa Road at
Logomani village, killing four civilians and
"They also set ablaze four trailers, two fuel
tankers and snatched an Isuzu pick up loaded
with provisions,'' he said.
Danja said, "The attackers fled the scene on
arrival of troops of the 7 Div.
"Also, suspected militants attacked members
of youths vigilance group who were returning
from a funeral in Bama.
"Three members of the vigilance group were
killed and their vehicle set ablaze.
"Troops of 7 Division are currently conducting
aggressive patrol at the scene of the attack to
trace all suspected hide outs of the