Three soldiers have been killed as troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole engaged members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno State. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, confirmed the incident in a statement.
He said troops attached to Super Camp Monguno dealt a devastating blow on the insurgents on Friday while on patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis in the state. According to Colonel Musa, the patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that led to the death of “countless number” of the Boko Haram fighters.
He added that a few insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds, as a result of blood trails in the general area. The Nigerian Army spokesperson disclosed that the gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.