Army repels boko haram terrorists attack in Kareto

Nnenna Okoronkwo, Abuja

The Nigerian troops have successfully repelled an attack by boko haram terrorists who attempted an incursion into 113 Battalion at Kareto, Borno State.

According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the terrorists were repelled with support from the Air Force.

To repel the terrorists, the Air Force provided air cover throughout the operation. More reinforcement has been deployed and the area is now calm, while a mopping exercise is ongoing.”

Colonel Usman added that “Nigerian Army troops had 2 officers and 22 soldiers wounded in action. All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment.”