Soldiers from the Operation Lafiya Dole at the harbour in Kangarwa, Borno State have successfully repelled suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists’ attack.
The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30p.m. on Sunday.
A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the troops rose to the occasion and dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents, by killing 16 of them and recovering arms and ammunition from them.
Usman added that the weapons recovered from the insurgents included one rocket propelled grenade 7 tube, one rocket propelled grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 rifles, a 60mm mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm mortar bombs, a 36 hand grenade, five AK-47 rifle magazines, 1 Gionee handset and 1 bandolier.
He noted that unfortunately, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action during the encounter.
“We are glad to state they have all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition.
“The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance. It is in line with that the troops went on fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this morning, recovered one vehicle and rescued five people from the Boko Haram terrorists,” Usman said.