Monday, December 23, 2013
.70 People were killed in clashes in Nigeria
Defence Institute of Nigeria , Monday ( 23/12 ) , said more than 70 people have been killed in clashes between the military and Boko Haram members in the northeastern part of the country, after the attack on Friday ( 20/12 ) , against a military barracks in Bama .
" More than 50 of them ( Boko Haram members ) were killed in a shootout with soldiers in a military operation carried out in order to subdue the fleeing terrorists , " said Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade , Director of Information at the Ministry of Defence of Nigeria , in a statement .
He said the military also lost 15 soldiers , mostly as a result of the attack , while the majority were killed during the hunt . He added that as many as five civilians were also killed during the attack .
According Olukolade , a military operation that resulted in the destruction of more than 20 vehicles carrying militants who fled .
He added that the vehicle was used during the attack on a military barracks and look through aerial surveillance , Xinhua reported .
At that time , Boko Haram militants were trying to cross the border back into their hiding places in Cameroon .
On Friday , the military stated on Bama military barracks was attacked by rebels who came from the network which is across the border from Nigeria to Cameroon through the Small Town bangki . He added , large caliber weapons like anti- aircraft guns and rocket-propelled weapon used in the attack , which lasted for hours .
Bama Small town , about 65 kilometers from Maiduguri , Borno State capital , has faced a number of members of Boko Haram attacks , so make the most of its citizens to save themselves .
Many people were killed in May , when suspected militants attacked a Small Town Bama , and killed many victims - mostly children and women . , Xinhua said .