Troops kill 16 terrorists in Borno

Nigerian troops on Sunday killed 16 Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa, Borno State.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the 16 terrorists were killed by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole while repelling an attack by the insurgents at Kangarwa.

The Army spokesperson added that an officer and 11 soldiers were injured during the gun battle with the terrorists.

He said that the injured military personnel had all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and were in stable condition.

According to him, the troops recovered ‘one Rocket Propelled Grenade, seven tubes, a Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 rifle, a 60mm mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm mortar bombs, a 36 hand grenade, five AK-47 rifle magazines, a Gionee handset and a bandolier’ from the insurgents.

He said, “Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at harbour in Kangarwa yesterday successfully repelled suspected remnants of  Boko Haram terrorists attack.The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30pm on Sunday 14th August 2016.

“The alert troops rose to the occasion and dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents, by killing 16 of them and recovering arms and ammunition from them.

“Unfortunately, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action during the encounter. We are glad to state they have all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition.”

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