Army troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force in Abadam, village, Borno State, killed 15 Boko Haram insugents that attempted to attack their location, the Nigerian Army has revealed.
A statement from Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the attack which was launched by the terrorist group at about 6:30 am on Thursday 22nd September 2016, lasted for about two hours.
He added that: “during the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of the insurgents, with many escaping with gunshot wounds.”
“Sadly however two soldiers paid the supreme price in action while four others were wounded in action. The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated,” he stated.
He said the gallant troops recovered weapons and ammunitions from the insurgents which includes: one Gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle, four Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
He also said the troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists. They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness.