7 Soldiers Killed, 19 injured as Boko Haram ambushes Troops
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE successfully fought their way through Boko Haram Terrorists ambush along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State, killing scores of them.
The encounter unfortunately however resulted in the killing of seven of the soldiers that went for that operation.
According to Kingsley Samuel, a Lieutenant Colonel and Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, stated that the troops were ambushed while carrying out routine rotation of troops last night.
He stated that “the gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists. “Unfortunately 7 soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident, while 19 soldiers sustained various degree of injuries.
“The soldiers who sustained injuries during the fierce encounter have been evacuated and are currently receiving treatment at a Military hospital in Maiduguri”. Samuel added that the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle and ammunitions from the insurgents, pointing out that sdditional troops had been mobilised and are still on aggressive pursuit of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.