The Nigerian Army on Wednesday stated that its troops involved in counter-insurgency effort in the North-East killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents after repelling attack by the terrorists at Yamteke village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.
Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
Usman said the troops had prevented attempts by the insurgents to infiltrate a military outpost on Tuesday in the area.
He explained that the brave troops used heavy fire power to fend-off attacks by the insurgents who arrived in trucks bearing high-calibre ammunition.
“The troops dealt decisive blow on the Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate their outpost with a vehicle loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
“In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 insurgents, captured one vehicle, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti-Aircraft and one Gun Truck.
“Several other insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains have been evacuated.
“The troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work”, the Army spokesman said.
Usman called on the public to provide vital information to security on suspected activities of the insurgents in their respective communities.
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