15 Boko Haram Fighters, Two Nigerian Soldiers Killed In Fierce Battle

www.Physinews.com : Members of the Boko Haram on Thursday
attacked a military location in Borno State
killing two soldiers, the Army has said.

The insurgents were, however, repelled by
soldiers who killed 15 of them, the Army said.


The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the
insurgents launched the attack at 6:30 a.m. on
Thursday. The colonel said the battle lasted for
two hours.

Apart from the two dead soldiers, four others
were injured in the attack, Mr. Usman said.

Read Mr. Usman’s full statement below:
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Task Force
Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task
Force presently harbouring in Abadam village
dealt decisively with elements of Boko Haram
that attempted to attack on their location. The
attack which was launched by the terrorist
group at about 6:30 am today, Thursday 22nd
September 2016 and it lasted for about 2
hours.
During the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of
the insurgents, with many escaping with
gunshot wounds.

Sadly however 2 soldiers paid the supreme
price in action while 4 others were wounded in
action. The bodies of our late colleagues and
the wounded have since been evacuated.

The gallant troops recovered weapons and
ammunitions from the insurgents These
includes, 1 Gun truck, 1 60mm Mortar tube, 7
60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose
Machine (GPMG), 3 damaged AK 47 Rifle, 4
Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of
ammunition.

The troops have continued mop up and
clearance operations of the remnants of the
terrorists. They have also intensified vigilance
and high level of alertness.
We shall oblige you with photographs later.

You are please requested to disseminate this
information to the public through your
esteemed medium.

Thank you for your usual and kind cooperation.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations
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