•7 others wounded
By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Fighter jets of the Chadian and Nigerian Air Force (NAF) backed the ground troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa, northern Borno State, to successfully repel an attack by Boko Haram terrorists against their positions on Tuesday evening.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, stated on Wednesday that the attack which started at about 6.30pm on Tuesday, was successfully repelled.
Usman disclosed that clam was restored after about three hours of exchange of heavy gunfire that inflicted tremendous casualty on the terrorists.
“Unfortunately, two of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while seven were wounded in action,” he said.
He said that due to poor visibility, the number of terrorists killed could not be ascertained for now.
According to the Army spokesman, “The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated while the unit is carrying out mop-up operation”.