At least twelve Nigerian soldiers have been wounded by Boko Haram following an attack in Borno state, the Army said in a statement on Monday, adding that it killed also 16 terrorists and rescued about five persons.
The attack was launched by suspected terrorists at about 5pm on Sunday in Kangarwa area of Borno, but it was successfully repelled, said Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
“Unfortunately, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action during the encounter. We are glad to state they have all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition,”he said.
Colonel Usman said 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 fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this morning, recovered one vehicle and rescued 5 people from the Boko Haram terrorists”.