Insurgency: Nigerian troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno State
• capture six, recover large cache of arms and ammunition
The Military High Command on Monday said that the Nigerian troops have killed 20 members of the dreaded Boko Haram/ Islamic West Africa Province, BAHT/ISWAP terrorist fighters at Baga in Borno State, captured six and recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from the bandits
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, DMO, Major General John Enenche.
According to the statement, ” in a decisive intercept offensive operation, troops of 130 Battalion with the support of Army Super Camp Baga, had a fierce encounter at the North West of Baga town with BHT/ISWAP Criminals on the 17th of May 2020.
” The criminals armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga, when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming firepower killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals, captured six.
The statement explained that the Troops recovered a large cache of arms and ammunition from the Terrorists which included the following, AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades.
It, however, regretted that nine of the gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life while the wounded soldiers were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.
The Chief of Army Staff commended the gallant troops for their professionalism and encouraged them to remain resolute towards eradicating the criminals from the North East.
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