The Nigerian army said a soldier died on Monday when troops neutralised a number of mercenaries hired by the Mamman Nur faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group at Gulumba Gana in Bama local government area of Borno.
Sani Usman, the army spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
He said that the terrorists’ mercenaries met their Waterloo on Monday when they attempted to attack 81 division task force battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana.
“The troops successfully dealt with the terrorists and pursued those that escaped and recovered two AK-47 Rifles and two magazines of nine round of ammunition, two AGL bombs, several empty cases of Shilka gun ammunition, AGL bomb and one damaged mobile phone handset,” he said.
“Similarly troops of 3 Battalion located at Logomani, Dikwa LGA, Borno State, neutralized 3 Boko Haram, captured one alive and recovered three AK-47 rifles from Mamman Nur faction that dared to attack their location.
“However, we lost a soldier during the pursuit.”