15 insurgents, two soldiers die as terrorists attack troops in Borno

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According to reports, the Army on Thursday said it killed Fifteen insurgents in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno.

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In a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations in Abuja, the army, however said it lost two soldiers during the fight.

Usman said the terrorists launched attacked on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, which lasted for two hours.

He said while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wound, four soldiers also sustained injuries.

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“The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.

“The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.

“They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness,” he said.

Usman said items recovered from the terrorists include a gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle and four bandoliers of anti-aircraft rounds of ammunition.

It would be recalled that troops had on Wednesday captured Mallam Fatori in northern Borno after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.

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