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Boko Haram Soldiers repel terrorist attack in Borno after 10-hour battle

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, on Monday, April 18, 2016, repelled a Boko Haram attack in Kareto, Borno State.

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Soldiers on anti-Boko Haram operation in Borno State play

Soldiers on anti-Boko Haram operation in Borno State

(Nigerian Army)

Soldiers of the Nigerian Army, on Monday, April 18, 2016, repelled a Boko Haram attack in Borno State.

News of the battle between the troops and the terrorists broke on Monday with the army promising more details.

“Please recall that Boko Haram terrorists attacked our troops’ location at Kareto, northern Borno State Monday morning,” Army spokesman, Sani Usman said via a statement.

“The troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists. The situation has since been brought under control and reinforcement sent.

“So far our troops had 2 officers and 22 soldiers wounded in action. All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment,” he added.

The army had earlier revealed that the terrorists had begun hiding in trees to evade capture.

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