Troops kill 7 Boko Haram suspects in Borno

Troops kill 7 Boko Haram suspects in Borno

Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:23 pm

File photo: Nigerian troops of Operation Lafiya Dole dismantling official Boko Haram terrorists’ flag

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said its troops had successfully repelled an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents on a military formation at Gundari, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno.The troops also killed seven Boko Haram insurgents while several others were wounded in the attack.

Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the clarification while reacting to inquiries on the incident, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.

Media reports had earlier indicated that dozens of the insurgents armed with sophisticated weapons had on Aug. 6 lunched a surprise attack on the troops’ location in the area.
Nwachukwu explained that the troops successfully repelled the attack, killed seven insurgents while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He also disclosed that eight soldiers sustained injuries during the attack.

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