The Nigeria army says its troops have killed 16 Boko Haram “remnants” in a counter-attack at kangarwa, Borno state.
Sani Usman, army spokesman, said this in a statement on Monday.
He also disclosed that an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in the counter.
“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at a harbour in Kangarwa yesterday successfully repelled suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attack,” he said.
“The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists about 5:30pm on Sunday, August 14 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 ammunitions from them. “
Usman said that the troops recovered “one rocket-propelled grenade seven tube, one 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, one Gionee handset and one Bandolier”.
“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,” he added.
“The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.
“It is in line with that the troops went on fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this morning, recovered one vehicle and rescued five people from the Boko Haram terrorists.”