Governor Babagana Zulum has donated N5 million to soldiers injured during a gun duel with the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno State.
Naija News reports that troops of the Nigerian Army engaged ISWAP insurgents at Rann in Kala Balge Local Government Area of the state.
The insurgents mounted gun trucks and motorcycles and attacked troops deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) in the area.
During the battle, the troops gallantly killed 26 and captured the terrorists’ combat vehicles, 18 AK 47 rifles and one M-21 rifle with a large quantity of ammunition.
The soldiers also destroyed several other pieces of equipment belonging to the terrorists.
During a visit to the Army Hospital at Maimalari Barracks in Maiduguri, on Tuesday, the governor commiserated with the injured soldiers and the Nigerian Army.
Zulum, who was accompanied by some commissioners and a lawmaker, consoled the soldiers and commended them for their gallantry and patriotism in dealing with the terrorists.
He asked that the money be shared with all soldiers who are on admission and those that were not involved in the clash between troops and the insurgents.
The governor was received by the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Army, Brig Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo.
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