Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Soldiers In Borno...17 Killed

The Nigeria Army said it killed Fifteen insurgents and lost two soldiers in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno, on Thursday.

In a statement issued by Col Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations in Abuja, the army said the terrorists launched attacked on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30am on Thursday, which lasted for two hours.

He said while many insurgents escaped with gunshot wound, 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 clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists. They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness,” he said.

Col. Usman said items recovered from the terrorists include a gun truck, a 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.

May the good Lord consoles the familes of the two departed soldiers.


  1. Kudos to our gallant soldiers, no retreat no surrender.

  2. Mohammed Abdulhadi24 September, 2016 19:16

    Kudos to our gallant soldiers. For died once may their soul rest in peace.

  3. The Army is really trying. I pray for quick recovery for our wounded soldiers. RIP to the departed soldiers.

  4. Weldone soldiers..


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