Six Boko Haram insurgents have been reportedly killed by troops of the 21 Amoured Brigade in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State during a raid on an illegal market established by the terrorists.
The troops, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), stormed the illegal market, known as Daula Market, at Bararam village in Bama on Wednesday at 11 am and carried out the operation.
At the time of the operation, commercial activities were going on when the troops busted the illegal market, according to a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama.
Makama explained that the terrorists opened fire upon sighting the troops but were swiftly engaged, adding that six of them were neutralised by the troops.
According to him, the traders were reportedly selling items such as maize, beans, salt, seasoning, used cloths, drugs, and petrol to the insurgents in exchange for scrap metals.
He explained, “They arrested dozens of Boko Haram including logistics suppliers, collaborators and some weapons were recovered.”
The suspects, according to him, have been transferred to the Brigade headquarters in Bama for a thorough investigation.