The Nigerian Army Wednesday said 15 Boko Haram insurgents were killed in a gun-battle at Gwoza, Borno state, while a soldier was also killed from the attack.
It said the remains of the soldier have been evacuated and appealed to people in the communities to provide vital information on suspected activities of Boko Haram insurgents within the area.
A statement signed by the Army Director of Public Relations, Brig. General Sani Usman, said the troops which engaged the terrorists displayed gallantry by eliminating 15 of them and capturing various equipment from them.
The statement reads: “Troops of 192 Task Force Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at about 8:35pm on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 displayed their fighting prowess to dislodge terrorists onslaught by successfully repelling Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) attack at their outpost from Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government, Borno State.
“The troops utilising heavy fire power and act of bravery dealt a decisive blow on the BHTs who attempted to infiltrate their outpost with improvised explosive Vehicles and persons borne improvised explosive devices.
“In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 BHTs, captured one Panhard Vehicule Blinde Leger, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti-Aircraft and one Gun Truck.
“Several other BHTs escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains has been evacuated.
“The troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work.
“In this regard, the populace is encouraged to always provide vital information on suspected activities of BHTs to the security agencies in their respective localities.”
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