Nigerian soldiers killed 20 Boko Haram militants in Borno

Nigerian Army troops on Sunday killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province, (ISWAP) terrorists at the north west of Baga town in Borno.

Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Enenche said the troops of 130 Battalion with the support of the Army Super Camp, Baga, recorded the success in a decisive intercept offensive operation.

He disclosed that the terrorists, who were armed with mortars, rocket propelled grenades and small arms were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming fire power.

According to him, the troops captured six AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades.

“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life.

“The wounded were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute toward eradicating the criminals from the North East,” he said. (NAN)

Check Also

Traore, Burkina’s Junta Chief Becomes World’s Youngest Leader

Just a week ago, 34-year-old Ibrahim Traore was an unknown, even in his native Burkina …

Osun CPS Bags NUJ Award, Dedicates It To Gov. Oyetola

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun, Ismail Omipidan on Thursday bagged …

Rivers Assembly Delists Omehia As Ex-Gov., Asks For Refund Of N600m

As part of its resolution, Rivers State House of Assembly has asked Celestine Omehia to …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.