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Nigerian Army kills 10 Boko Haram fighters, loses 3 soldiers in Borno attack

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigerian Army has killed at least 10 Boko Haram terrorists when the insurgents attacked the troops’ location at Kangarwa on Friday.
A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said three soldiers were killed during the encounter.
“Elements of 119 Battalion and 133 Special Forces Battalion of 7 Brigade, Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed at Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area, Borno State, with the assistance of the Nigerian Air Force  Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance  planes dealt a decisive below on Boko Haram terrorists that dared  attack on their location yesterday.

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“The futile attack which was launched by the terrorists group from the shores of the Lake Chad in the evening and lasted till later in the night.

“The resilient troops repelled the incursion and in the process killed 10 insurgents and wounded several others. 

“They recovered, 1 Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM) Gun, with 67 rounds of ammunition, 1 AK-47 Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, 2 AK-Rifle top covers and 3 Dane Guns with 1 cartridge. 

“Others include, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube with 3 bombs, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade charger and smoke grenade, 1 Hand Held (HH) Motorola Radio an antenna, 1 copy of Holy Quran and Boko Haram terrorists flag.

“Unfortunately, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price in the course of the encounter, while 27 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries. The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those injured have since been evacuated for treatment.

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“The troops have continued to trail those terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds. They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness and making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in various nooks and crannies,” Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, said in a statement.

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