There’s been a fierce battle between the Nigerian gallant soldiers and members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram at the northern-western part of Baga town in Borno State, which has left 20 Boko Haram terrorist dead.
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Eneche confirmed this via a press release on Sunday, May 17.
He said the Nigerian troops conducted the decisive offensive intercept with the support of the Nigerian Army Super Camp Baga, against the terrorist sect who were armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small weapons.
Eneche said the terrorists were on their way to attack villages surrounding Baga before the gunfight took place. Though no Nigerian soldier died in the attack, however, nine soldiers were wounded in the operation and have since been evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.
“The troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming firepower, killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals, captured six AK 47 rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and five 36 hand grenades.
“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life. They were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.”
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