Men of the Nigerian Army deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa LGA of Borno
State, were able to foil an attack by Boko Haram but lost a soldier in
|Ammunition recovered by the terrorist|
Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army
neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists in a counter attack that left one
soldier dead and 3 others injured.
According to Acting Director Army Public Relations; Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, the attack which began at about 4.00pm and lasted for
roughly four hours, necessitated the troops to call for air support.
To which the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) promptly responded by dispatching
an Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and a
Ground Attack Fighter Aircraft in support of the ground offensive.
The fierce counter saw some insurgents fleeing with gunshot wounds and abandoning logistics and weapons.
The troops neutralized 2 Hilux vehicles belonging to the insurgents and
recovered the following; a Hilux vehicle, 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG), 1
Anti Aircraft Gun (AAG), 2 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), 1 Light
Machine Gun (LMG), 2 Rocket Propelled Guns Seven (RPG 7) tubes and
bombs, 5 AK-47 Rifles and 550 Rounds of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition.