An attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at a military formation in Kukareta, Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe on Tuesday, has been repelled by the Nigerian troops, the Nigerian Army reveals.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, said that the insurgents had on Monday at about 6: 30 pm, attacked a Military Forward Operational Base, in Kukareta community of Yobe.
According to the spokesman, the Nigerian military fought back the insurgence in a fierce confrontation and repelled the attack, killing many of them, adding that a soldier was wounded in the attack.
He added that 13 soldiers and two police personnel were also killed when they were ambushed by the insurgents on Damaturu-Maiduguri Road.
“In another encounter; troops of 1 Division on escort duty along Damaturu – Maiduguri Road, yesterday fought through an ambush staged by Boko Haram terrorists.
“The gallant troops engaged the terrorists in a fire fight, courageously wading through the ambush. Sadly, thirteen military and a police personnel including an officer, paid the supreme price while extricating themselves from the ambush.
“A clearance operation to pursue and eliminate the Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush party is still ongoing,” he said.
According to him, bodies of the gallant soldiers and the wounded were evacuated, adding that the wounded soldier was currently receiving treatment.