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Army, Boko Haram terrorists engage in deadly shootout

The Nigerian army engaged in a shootout with Boko Haram terrorists killing 10 of them while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The gun battle happened on Friday, January 13, when the terrorists launched a surprise attack on troops of 119 Battalion and 133 Special Forces Battalion of 7 Brigade on Operation Lafiya Dole in Kangarwa, Kukawa local government area, Borno state.

In a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, who is the director of army public relations, he said weapons used by the terrorist were recovered while they were also on the trail of those who escaped.

Read the statement below:

 Elements of 119 Battalion and 133 Special Forces Battalion of 7 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State, with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance planes dealt a decisive below on Boko Haram terrorists that dared attack on their location yesterday.
Army, Boko Haram terrorists engage in deadly shootout

The futile attack which was launched by the terrorists group from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening and lasted till later in the night.

The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others.

They recovered, 1 Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM) Gun, with 67 rounds of ammunition, 1 AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, 2 AK-Rifle top covers and 3 Dane Guns with 1 cartridge.

Others include, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube with 3 bombs, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade charger and smoke grenade, 1 Hand Held (HH) Motorola Radio an antenna, 1 copy of Holy Quran and Boko Haram terrorists flag.

Army, Boko Haram terrorists engage in deadly shootout

Unfortunately, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price in the course of the encounter, while 27 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.

 The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have since been evacuated for treatment.

The troops have continued to trailed those terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds.

They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness and making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in various nooks and crannies.

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