The Nigerian Army on Friday repelled a planned a attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing ten of the insurgents while also losing three of its soldiers who had engaged the terrorist in a gun duel.
The Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said the terrorists were killed on Friday.
Usman disclosed that the operation was carried out with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance planes.
He said, “The futile attack, launched by the terrorists group from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening, lasted till midnight.
“The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others.”
The spokesman said one Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine, PKM, gun with 67 rounds of ammunition, one AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, two AK-Rifle top covers and three Dane guns with one cartridge were recovered from the terrorists.
“Others include, one rocket propelled grenade tube with three bombs, one rocket propelled grenade charger and smoke grenade, one hand held (HH) Motorola radio and antenna, one copy of Holy Qur’an and Boko Haram terrorists’ flag.
”Unfortunately, three soldiers died in the course of the encounter, while 27 others sustained injuries.
”The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have since been evacuated.
“He said the troops have continued to trail those terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds and intensified vigilance and high level of alertness in the area,” he added.