– Scores of Boko Haram insurgents were neutralised by troops in Arege area of Borno
– Six soldiers sustained various degrees of injury while repelling the insurgents
– The troops recovered one vehicle from the terrorists and destroyed three gun trucks
The Nigerian Army said that six soldiers sustained injury while repelling Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush at Arege area of Borno on Friday, October 12.
Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Army director, public relations, announced this in a statement he issued in Maiduguri on Saturday, October 13.
He said that scores of the insurgents were neutralised while others escaped with various degrees of injury during the encounter.
Chukwu said that one vehicle was recovered from the terrorists, while three gun trucks were destroyed by the troops of Sector 3, deployed in operation Lafiya Dole.
“Unfortunately, six soldiers sustained various degrees of injury and are currently receiving medical attention at the military facility.
“The public is once again reminded to report any suspicious movements or activities in their areas to the law enforcement agents for prompt action,” he announced
NAIJ.com had reported earlier reported that the Nigerian Army at about 11am on Sunday, September 16, killed some Boko Haram terrorists, who ambushed troops of of 21 Brigade along the Maiduguri-Bama axis of Borno state.
The troops led by a Brigade Commander were on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow, when they were ambushed by the terrorists.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets from the Twitter handle of the Army, @HQNigerianArmy, adding that there was “serious exchange of gunfire.” Guns and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorists were recovered, and troops are still in search of terrorists who escaped with gunshot wounds.
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