Nigerian Army said its troops repeled an attck on their location in the Chad border and killed in the process ten Boko Haram members with several others wounded.
A statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman,
Director Army Public Relations said troops of 119 Battalion and 133 Special Forces Battalion of 7 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State, with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance planes dealt a decisive below on the Boko Haram terrorists yesterday.
he stressed that the futile attack was launched by the terrorists group from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening and lasted till later in the night.
“The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others.
“They recovered, 1 Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM) Gun, with 67 rounds of ammunition, 1 AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, 2 AK-Rifle top covers and 3 Dane Guns with 1 cartridge.
“Others include, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube with 3 bombs, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade charger and smoke grenade, 1 Hand Held (HH) Motorola Radio an antenna, 1 copy of Holy Quran and Boko Haram terrorists flag.
Unfortunately, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price in the course of the encounter, while 27 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries. The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have since been evacuated for treatment.
“The troops have continued to trailed those terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds. They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness and making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in various nooks and crannies” the statement assured.