Troops on clearance patrol at Guro Gongon village and environs to rout out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating there have destroyed the terrorists’ makeshift camps and recovered quite a number of weapons, equipment and foodstuff in the process.
The recovered items include 1 Gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, 1 Light Machine Gun, 3 AK-47 rifles and motorcycles.
It was gathered that the soldiers ran into an ambush by a group of Boko Haram terrorists who came to reinforce their fleeing comrades and fought back gallantly killing several of the insurgents.
19 soldiers and three civilian JTF members were said to have been wounded in action while a few others were missing in action.
The wounded were evacuated and were esponding to treatment, while a search and rescue party comprising of Special Forces personnel has since been dispatched to establish contact with the missing in action troops, some of whom, as at the time of filing this report, have started returning to their defensive location.