The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has killed 15 Boko Haram members who launched an attack on troops harbouring in Abadam village, Borno State.
In a statement by Army Spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, the army said the battle lasted for 2 hours and also claimed the lives of 4 soldiers.
Usman said many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.
Weapons recovered from them include, one gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), 3 damaged AK 47 Rifle, 4 Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
The statement reads, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force presently harbouring in Abadam village dealt decisively with elements of Boko Haram that attempted to attack on their location.
“The attack which was launched by the terrorist group at about 6:30 am today, Thursday 22nd September 2016 and it lasted for about 2 hours.
“During the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of the insurgents, with many escaping with gunshot wounds.
“Sadly however 2 soldiers paid the supreme price in action while 4 others were wounded in action.
“The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.
“The gallant troops recovered weapons and ammunitions from the insurgents. These includes, 1 Gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), 3 damaged AK 47 Rifle, 4 Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
“The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.
“They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness.”