585 Boko Haram Fighters Killed By Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops in September [Chart]
The Boko Haram insurgents group has lost at least 585 of its members to the troops of the Nigerian and Cameroonian army in the month of September alone.
The figure as at 17 September were obtained from various sources which include local and international media as well as Nigeria defense headquarters and are still ongoing as the battle rages.
The insurgents have in recent times stepped up their bloody campaign to carve out a caliphate in the northeastern part of Nigeria with the seizure of some state in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa State, but have also met fierce resistance from the Nigerian and Cameroonian troops.
The recent attempt by the sect to to advance towards Maiduguri with the capture of Konduga town located 35 kilometres to the capital city has resultant in the loss of lives of many of the militants.
A breakdown of the figure obtained shows that the sect suffered most of the casualty in Konduga with a total death toll of about 460, while different caliber of equipment owned by the sect ranging from Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), and Rocket Propelled Grenade etc were either seized from them or were destroyed.
The second highest death recorded by the insurgents is in the town of Ngamdu where the Nigerian troops on September 17 killed no less than 150 of the fighters.
On the border side of the country, the Cameroonian forces killed about 140 members of the insurgents in Fotokol, after a heavy exchange of gun fire. [See chart below]
While this may be a feat recorded so far, there appears to be a lot of work yet undone as the insurgents are still in control of several towns and communities in the three states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.
Report have it that the insurgents are in control of 25 towns in the three north eastern states.
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