Three Nigerian soldiers, many Boko Haram fighters killed in bloody clash – Official.
Three soldiers and many Boko Haram fighters were killed in a bloody battle in Borno on Saturday, an official said. The News Agency of Nigeria quotes the army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, as saying the battle occurred after Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the soldiers. The ambush reportedly happened at Gasarwa village, along Gajiram-Monguno road in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday.
Mr Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, explained that the troops were of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole attached to the Super Camp in Monguno. He said the troops dealt a devastating blow on the terrorists along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis. He said the patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy fire that neutralised countless number while a few escaped with gunshot wounds. According to him, the gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists. “Sadly, during the encounter, 3 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries. “
The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated and the wounded are being treated and are in stable condition. “The highly motivated troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clear remnants of hiding terrorists,” he said.