Army kills 10 Boko Haram in reprisal attack
The Military says it has successfully repelled attack by the Boko Haram terrorists at Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno .
Brig .- Gen. Sani Usman , the Director of Army Public Relations , said in a statement in Maiduguri that the operation was carried out on Friday .
According to him , the operation was carried out with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence , Surveillance and Reconnaissance planes .
He said “ the futile attack , launched by the terrorists group from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening, lasted till midnight .
“ The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others .”
Usman said the troops recovered one Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM ) gun with 67 rounds of ammunition , one AK- 47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition , two AK – Rifle top covers and three Dane guns with one cartridge .
“ Others include , one rocket propelled grenade tube with three bombs , one rocket propelled grenade charger and smoke grenade , one hand held (HH ) Motorola radio and antenna, one copy of Holy Qur ’ an and Boko Haram terrorists’ flag .
“ Unfortunately , three soldiers died in the course of the encounter , while 27 others sustained injuries .
“ The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have since been evacuated ,” he said .
“ He said the troops have continued to trail those terrorists that escaped with gundhot wounds and intensified vigilance and high level of alertness in the area .