Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has
neutralised six terrorists, but lost three
soldiers during an encounter between its
troops and Boko Haram insurgents at
Damboa Local Area of Borno.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-
Gen. Sani Usman, who made this known in a
statement in Abuja, said that apart from the
three soldiers who died, five others were
wounded.

Usman said that the troops of 25 Task Force
Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army,
encountered the fleeing terrorists at Dulsa
and Bukin Local Government Areas.

According to him, during the encounter in a
clearance operations on Wednesday, the
troops recovered armoured fighting vehicle,
trucks, arms and ammunition.

“At Dulsa this morning, the troops cleared
the hideout of the terrorists during which
they neutralised 6 Boko Haram terrorists,
recovered one light machine gun, two rocket
propelled grenade tubes and one extra Anti-
Aircraft gun barrel.
“The troops also encountered Boko Haram
terrorists’ camp at Buk where they were
engaged by the terrorists.
“During the encounter, the troops
neutralised large number of the Boko Haram
terrorists and wounded several others. They
also made an unprecedented recovery.
“The items recovered include: nine AK-47
rifles, three Fabrique Nationale rifles, two
Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, one
Mortar Tube, one Shilka, one Gun truck
mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun and two
Hilux vehicles.
“Similarly, one Mine-Resistant, Ambush-
Protected – MRAP vehicle belonging to the
Brigade was badly damaged,” he said.


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