– The Nigerian army has eliminated 16 Boko Haram insurgents at Kangarwa, Borno state
– Hand and bomb grenades, AK-47 rifles and magazines, mortar tubes, a gionee handset and a bandolier were recovered
– An officer and 11 soldiers were wounded during the shootout on Sunday
Colonel Sani Usman, the acting director on army public relations, has released an update on operation Lafiya Dole this Monday.
According to the statement, 16 Boko Haram Fighters
were killed during the gun battle at Kangarwa, Borno state, on Sunday.
One officer and 11 soldiers were injured, they have been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are in stable condition now.
He said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at harbour in Kangarwa yesterday successfully repelled suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attack.
The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30pm on Sunday 14th August 2016. The alert troops rose to the occasion and dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents, by killing 16 of them and recovering arms and ammunition from them.
Unfortunately, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action during the encounter. We are glad to state they have all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition.”
The troops recovered “one rocket propelled grenade, seven tubes, a rocket propelled grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 rifle, a 60mm mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm mortar bombs, a 36 hand grenade, five AK-47 rifle magazines, a Gionee handset and a bandolier.”
In a relateddevelopment the troops rescued five persons and recovered a vehicle from the insurgents during a fighting patrol at Dogon Chikun.