Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Sunday in Kangarwa successfully repelled an attack from suspected remnants of Boko Haram.
According to a statement on Monday evening, issued by Army Spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack was launched by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30pm.
The statement said: “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.
“Weapons recovered from the insurgents include 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 tube, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 Rifle, a 60mm Mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm Mortar bombs, a 36 Hand Grenade, 5 AK-47 rifle magazines, 1 Gionee Handset and 1 Bandolier.
“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.
“The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.”