Nigerian Army troops in Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, have ‘neutralized’ 13 boko haram terrorists, in a counter attack carried out by men from the 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division.
“Unfortunately, 1 soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter, while 3 soldiers were wounded in action.
The offensive, which began at about 4.00pm and lasted for roughly four hours, necessitated the troops calling for air support to which the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) promptly responded by despatching an Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and a Ground Attack Fighter Aircraft in support of the ground offensive.
The fierce encounter also saw some insurgents fleeing with gunshot wounds and abandoning logistics and weapons,” Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
The troops also destroyed two Hilux vehicles belonging to the insurgents.
List of items recovered were another Hilux vehicle, 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG), 1 Anti Aircraft Gun (AAG), 2 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) and 1 Light Machine Gun (LMG).
Others were 2 Rocket Propelled Guns Seven (RPG 7) tubes and bombs, 5 AK-47 Rifles and 550 Rounds of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition.