NIGERIAN ARMY KILLS 20 BOKO HARAM MILITANTS IN MAIDUGURI
Reports have it that Nigerian troops a couple of hours ago, killed 20 suspected members of the militant Islamist group Boko Haram in the town of Maiduguri, says the army spokesman.
One Nigeria soldier also died in a shootout.
The Nigerian army said it acted on intelligence that a number of Boko Haram members were holding a gathering at a location in Maiduguri.
"Our men mobilised, leading to a shootout. Twenty suspected terrorists were killed while a soldier died in the operation and two others sustained injuries," army commander told the AFP news agency.
Boko Haram has not publicly commented on the army's claim.
While saluting the courage and victory of the Nigerian army in this particular encounter, the war is far from over. Guerrilla tactics in any conflict situation remains the most difficult and frustrating,unfortunately,that's Boko Haram's area of strength.
One hopes that Boko Haram and their sponsors would have faith in Nigeria and in the sanctity of human life thereby embracing peace.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA