ARMY CONFIRMS CASUALTY FIGURE IN KANGARWA ATTACK

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The Nigerian Army said 25 bodies of Boko Haram terrorists had been recovered after Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa northern Borno repelled an attack on Tuesday night. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by acting Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman.

According to the statement, the attack which started at about 6:30 p.m. was successfully repelled after about three hours of exchange of heavy gunfire that inflicted tremendous casualty on the terrorists. It stated that one gallant soldier paid the supreme price, while 11 others were wounded in action and one of the unit’s Gun truck was badly damaged.

“As at this morning, the troops counted 25 bodies of the Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 2 Rocket Propelled Grenades 7 (RPG 7) tubes, a 60mm Mortar tube, 2 Machine Guns, 12 AK-47 rifles and one Light Machine Gun.

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