Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa northern Borno State, have successfully repelled an attack by boko haram terrorists Tuesday evening, Nigerian Army says.
According to a statement by the Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, “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”.
Colonel Usman stated that the number of killed terrorists could not be ascertained due to poor visibility at the time of the attack.
The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated while the unit is carrying out mop up operation.
According to the statement, the successful repelling of the attack was made possible by support from the Nigerian and Chadian Air Force fighter jets.