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15 insurgents, 2 soldiers die as terrorists attack troops in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said it’s troops killed 15 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in a fierce battle in Abadam village, Borno state, North East Nigeria.

In a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army Colonel Sani Usman, the army, also revealed that it lost two soldiers during the fight.

He said the terrorists launched attacked on the soldiers fighting to clear the insurgents under the codename Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday and engaged them in a battle which lasted for two hours.

The Army Spokesman said that while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wound, four soldiers also sustained injuries.

Usman said: “The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.

“The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.

“They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness.”

Usman said items recovered from the terrorists include a gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle and four bandoliers of anti-aircraft rounds of ammunition.

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