Nigerian Army foils boko haram attack in Borno

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Troops of 3 Battalion 22 Brigade, have today carried out a successful pre-emptive strike to foil a planned boko haram terrorists attack on the military and innocent civilians around Wunbi in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, “the pre-emptive attack was carried out after information was received about the devilish intention and location of the terrorists. While on a patrol to foil the attack troops encountered the terrorists at Tatakura village 20km South West of Wumbi. There was heavy exchange of fire at the end of which 9 boko haram terrorists were killed”.

IMG-20160430-WA0022Colonel Usman added that “troops captured 3 AK-47 rifles, 1 Fabrique  Nationale rifle, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, a 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) Tube, 1 G3-Machine Gun and 7 Fabrique Nationale Magazines. Other recovered items also included 108 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 1 Energa grenade, an  RPG 7 Bomb as well as three 60mm mortar bombs and 2 motor cycles”.

IMG-20160430-WA0021Unfortunately, 6 of our troops sustained gunshot wounds and have been evacuated for treatment. They are all in stable condition and responding to treatment.

The Army once again urged citizens to always provide any useful information they have about suspected persons to the security agencies.

 

Army PR/Nnenna.O