The Nigerian Army has said its troops on Sunday neutralized an attack by armed Boko Haram terrorists on the Maiduguri Bama road in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
The Army stated this on its official Twiter handle, adding that with the high morale of the troops, they successfully cleared the ambush laid by the terrorists.
“Gallant Troops of 222 Battalion Neutralise BHTs. Reports just reaching us confirmed that troops of 21 Brigade led by Brigade Commander on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow were ambushed by BHT along Maiduguri Bama Axis at about 11am 16 Sep 2018.
“There was serious exchange of gunfire. The gallant troops of 222 battalion were reportedly high on morale as a result of the just concluded assurance visit to the theatre of operation by the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai & they successfully cleared the ambush.
“As a result, 1 x GPMG and 2 X AK 47 and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorist were recovered. As at the time of filing this report, troops were still exploiting the general areas in search of some BHT’s who escaped with gunshot wounds”, the Army tweeted.
There has been a resurgence of the activities of the outlawed Islamist group in recent times with deadly attacks on military bases in Borno and Yobe states.
The Army has however consistently denied casualties on the side of the military.
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