Photos: Troops neutralize 13 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State, recover arms and ammunition
Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army, deployed
at Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area of Northern Borno State, on
Monday, neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists in a counter attack carried
out by the troops.
Unfortunately, 1 soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter, while 3 soldiers were wounded in action.
The offensive which began at about 4.00pm and lasted for roughly four
hours, necessitated the troops calling 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 also saw some insurgents fleeing with gunshot wounds
and abandoning logistics and weapons. The troops also 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.