Six Nigerian soldiers have been injured in a clash with Boko Haram insurgents on Friday in the Arege area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army has said.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Army Director of Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, in Maiduguri on Saturday.
According to him, scores of the insurgents were neutralised while others escaped with varying degrees of injuries during the encounter.
The Army spokesman also said one vehicle was recovered from the terrorists, while three gun trucks were destroyed by the troops of Sector 3, deployed in operation Lafiya Dole.
“Unfortunately, six soldiers sustained varying degrees of injuries and are currently receiving medical attention at a military facility.
“The public is once again reminded to report any suspicious movements or activities in their areas to law enforcement agents for prompt action”, the statement said.
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