The Nigerian army has disclosed it killed many Boko Haram members who attempted to break into the Nigerian Army 3 Battalion in the Gamboru area of Borno State on Tuesday.
In a statement on Wednesday, the army authority said the Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole confronted the insurgents and killed many of them during the crossfire.
Mr. Bernard Onyeuko, a Brig. Gen and Director, Defence Media Operations, in a statement, said the troops after killing many Boko Haram insurgents seized three gun trucks, two anti-aircraft guns, two AK-47 rifles and one rocket-propelled grenade tube from them.
“Troops of 3 Battalion and Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 in Gamboru on a targeted patrol had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram and ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles approaching the battalion’s location at about 6 pm on Tuesday, Onyeuko said.
“Consequently, the criminals were overpowered and pursued up to the Wurge area. No soldier lost his life, and no military equipment was seized during the encounter.”