23 September 2016
The Army said on Friday that it killed 15 insurgents in a fierce battle between troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno on Thursday.
In a statement issued in Abuja by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations, the army said it lost two soldiers in the fight.
Usman said the terrorists launched attacks on troops of `Operation Lafiya Dole’ and the Multinational Task Force at about 6.30 a.m. on Thursday, and that the battle lasted for two hours.
He said while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds, four soldiers also sustained injuries.
“The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.
“The troops have continued mop-up and engage in clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.
“They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness,” he said.
Usman said items recovered from the terrorists included a gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bombs and a General Purpose Machine Gun.
Others are three damaged AK 47 rifles and four bandoliers of anti-aircraft rounds of ammunition.