In a recent statement issued on Wednesday in Maiduguri by Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director, Nigerian Army Public Relations, troops of the Nigerian Army killed 15 Boko Haram members.
The incident occurred on Tuesday as soldiers repelled attack on a military outpost by the terrorists at Yamteke village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The troops dealt decisive blow on the Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infiltrate their outpost with a vehicle loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
“In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 insurgents, captured one vehicle, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti-Aircraft and one Gun Truck.
“Several other insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains have been evacuated. Brig. Gen. Usman said
“The troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work,” Usman added.