One Soldier was feared killed and two others missing during a fierce gun-battle between troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and remnants of Boko Haram insurgents around the Gwari/Ganye axis of Borno State.
Spokesman of Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, disclosed that the clearance battle, which lasted for over two hours, also led to the injuring of an Army officer and 13 soldiers, before they were evacuated to Maiduguri for treatment.
In a statement made available to reporters yesterday, Usman said two Boko Haram terrorists were killed, explaining: “This occurred when our troops were advancing towards Sa’ada village in their heightened efforts to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in some locations within the area.”
He said the wounded soldiers were in stable condition, adding that concerted effort was being made to recover the two others missing in action.
He further revealed that when the troops met heavy presence of Boko
Haram terrorists in the area, they engaged them and destroyed the terrorists’ makeshift camps at Gwari and Ganye villages. “The troops had to withdraw to Forward Operation Base at Kerenoa,” Usman added, noting, “to sustain the tempo of the clearance operations of terrorists hiding in remote areas and some villages, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, have been carrying out ambushes, raids, cordon and search operations in the theatre and North-East generally.”
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