Scores of Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists were killed as troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an attack on Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
Naija News reports that troops of Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) supported by the Nigerian Air Force component foiled the attack carried out by the terrorists on Sunday night.
According to a statement on Monday by the Army spokesman, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, the insurgents tried to invade the military base with the use of Gun trucks and several other weapons but were repelled.
Nwachukwu stated that several insurgents were killed and their arms and ammunition recovered, while some of the terrorists retreated into the bush nearby.
Nwachukwu, however, disclosed that two soldiers were killed during the encounter.
He said: “The gallant troops, who are currently exploiting the withdrawal route of the fleeing terrorists, have so far recovered 10 AK 47 riffles, one Anti Aircraft Gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm Mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT riffle ammunition amongst others.
“Several charred remains of the terrorists were also uncovered along the route.
“Sadly, two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has urged the troops to aggressively maintain the momentum of the pursuit, until the remnants of the fleeing terrorists are destroyed.”
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