Maiduguri - The Military says it has successfully repelled
attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public
Relations, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation was carried out
According to him, the operation was carried out with the
assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
He said “the futile attack, launched by the terrorists group
from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening, lasted till midnight.
“The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the
process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others.”
Usman said the troops recovered one Pulemyot Kalashnkova
Machine (PKM) gun with 67 rounds of ammunition, one AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds
of ammunition, two AK-Rifle top covers and three Dane guns with one cartridge.
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“Others include, one rocket propelled grenade tube with
three bombs, one rocket propelled grenade charger and smoke grenade, one hand
held (HH) Motorola radio and antenna, one copy of Holy Qur’an and Boko Haram
“Unfortunately, three soldiers died in the course of the
encounter, while 27 others sustained injuries.
“The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have
since been evacuated,” he said.
“He said the troops have continued to trail those terrorists
that escaped with gunshot wounds and intensified vigilance and high level of
alertness in the area.
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