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Fresh Attack: Boko Haram kills 3 soldiers, Injures 8 in Borno State

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Nigerian Army on Sunday said that three soldiers died while eight others sustained injuries during a fierce encounter between troops of Sector 3 of Operation Lafiya Dole attached to Super Camp Munguno and Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday.

The troops were said to have encountered the terrorists while on patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis of the North East region.

But the army said the troops dealt a ‘devastating blow’ on the terrorists by killing “countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general are.

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The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa,in a statement, said, “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.”

“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.

“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.

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