Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army, deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa LGA of Borno State, yesterday neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists in a counter attack by the troops. Unfortunately, 1 soldier lost his life during the encounter, while 3 others were wounded.
According to Acting Director Army Public Relations; Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack which began at about 4.00pm and lasted for roughly four hours, necessitated the troops to call for air support.
To which the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) promptly responded by dispatching an Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and a Ground Attack Fighter Aircraft in support of the ground offensive. The fierce counter saw some insurgents fleeing with gunshot wounds and abandoning logistics and weapons.
The troops neutralized 2 Hilux vehicles belonging to the insurgents and recovered the following; a Hilux vehicle, 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG), 1 Anti Aircraft Gun (AAG), 2 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), 1 Light Machine Gun (LMG), 2 Rocket Propelled Guns Seven (RPG 7) tubes and bombs, 5 AK-47 Rifles and 550 Rounds of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition.
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