Army recovers arms, ammunition while repelling terrorists

Troops of the Nigerian Army have recovered arms and ammunitions from boko haram terrorists who attempted an incursion of an Army position in Kangarwa, Borno State.

According to a statement by the Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani K. Usman, “quite a number of the boko haram terrorists were killed, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.”

He added that “the troops dealt decisively with the fleeing terrorists and recovered arms and ammunitions from them in an encounter that lasted for about 3 hours”.

“Unfortunately, 8 soldiers and 2 Civilian JTF were however wounded in action during the encounter. They have since been evacuated for proper medical attention. They are in stable condition and responding to treatment,”
Colonel Usman explained.

The Army Spokesman also stated that one of the troop’s Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle caught fire following a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) shot that affected the fuel tank and other electrical fittings. “The troops however quickly put out the fire”.
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“The  gallant troops captured a number of motorcycles,  1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 3 AK-47 Rifles, 6 Mortar Bombs, 4  Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 3 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Chargers, various types of ammunitions a 16/750 tyre and assorted types of drugs”.