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Three soldiers killed, Eight injured as troops, Boko Haram terrorists clash in Borno (Photo)



The Nigerian Army has disclosed that three soldiers have paid the supreme price while eight others sustained injuries following an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists that resulted in neutralizing many of them.Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa made the disclosure in a statement issued on Sunday titled: ‘TROOPS DEALT DECISIVE BLOW ON BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS’.

“Troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno on Friday 30th August 2019 while on patrol dealt a devastating blow on Boko Haram terrorists along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis.

“The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area”, Musa stated.

According to the Army Spokesman, the gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.

“Sadly, during the encounter 3 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries.

“The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated”, he disclosed

Musa also noted that, the wounded soldiers are being treated and are in stable condition, while the highly motivated troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clearing remnants of hiding terrorists.

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, along with some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other Commanders, have visited the troops and those wounded in action”, he added.