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Boko Haram Troops kill 16 terrorists in counter-attack, weapons recovered

According to the army spokesman, Sani Usman, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in the counter.

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Troops have killed 16 Boko Haram terrorists in a counter-attack at kangarwa, Borno state, the Nigerian Army said in a statement on Monday, August 15.

According to the army spokesman, Sani Usman, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in the counter.

He said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at a harbour in Kangarwa yesterday successfully repelled suspected remnants of  Boko Haram terrorists attack.

“The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists about 5:30pm on Sunday, August 14 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 ammunitions from them. “

Usman further said that the troops recovered “one rocket-propelled grenade seven tube, one 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, one Gionee handset and one Bandolier”.

“The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.

“It is in line with that the troops went on fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this morning, recovered one vehicle and rescued five people from the Boko Haram terrorists,” he added.


He said the injured army staff are being treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition.

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