Nigerian Army has confirmed that 3 of its gallant soldiers have been killed and 18 others wounded when Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the military troops at Kangarwa, northern Borno State.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirming the attack in a press statement yesterday said, unspecified number of terrorists were also killed by the troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa.
He said the troops successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists, which occurred last Tuesday evening.
The statement said, “The attack which started at about 6.30pm, was successfully repelled after about 3 hours of exchange of heavy gunfire that inflicted tremendous casualty on the terrorists. Unfortunately, 2 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while 7 were wounded in action.
“Due to poor visibility, the number of terrorists killed could not be ascertained for now.
“The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated while the unit is carrying out mop up operation. It should be noted that the successful repelling of the attack was made possible by support from the Nigerian and Chadian Air Force fighter jets.
Giving an update on Kangarwa attack, Colonel Usman confirmed the killing of another soldier, while 11 others wounded.
He said, “Unfortunately, 1 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while 11 were wounded in action. One of the unit’s Gun trucks was badly damaged.
According to the army spokesman, “As at this morning, the troops counted 25 bodies of the Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) tubes, a 60mm Mortar tube, 2 Machine Guns, 12 AK-47 rifles and one Light Machine Gun.
“The body of the gallant soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated while the unit is carrying out mop up operation.


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