Naija News reports that the visit of the Chief of Army Staff follows an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists at Gasarwa village, along Gajiram-Monguno road in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, explained that the troops who were attacked were of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole attached to the Super Camp in Monguno while the troops reciprocated swiftly against the terrorists along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis.
Musa in his statement said the patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gunshot wounds.
He said the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army during the shootout went head to recover varieties of ammunition from the terrorists.
“Sadly, during the encounter, 3 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries.
“The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated and the wounded are being treated and are in stable condition.
“The highly motivated troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clear remnants of hiding terrorists,” he said.
Buratai, who arrived Maiduguri, proceeded to the scene of the incident in company of some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters.
He later proceeded to Monguno military barracks where he held meetings with the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole and other Commanders.
Musa in his statement also noted that Buratai also visited the hospital where some wounded soldiers were receiving treatment before returning to Maiduguri on Saturday.