Battalion repels Boko Haram takeover in Gwoza
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN troops have killed six alleged Boko Haram terrorists after repelling an attack at Pulka in Gwoza Local Government Area of troubled Borno State.
Members of the country’s 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade repelled the attack on their base.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, told CAJ News Africa on Tuesday the terrorists came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest and attempted to inflict damage on the troops.
He said the troops were vigilant, rose to the occasion and dealt decisively with the alleged terrorists.
Troops also recovered one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and an FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition.
Three vehicles laden with improvised explosives devices (IEDs) were blown up.
– CAJ News
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