Three Soldiers in Borno Haram clash


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 that 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.

Sadly, however, three soldiers paid the supreme price while eight other soldiers sustained injuries.

Musa stated that the troops remain highly motivated and have continued combing the general area with a view to clearing remnants of fleeing terrorists.

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