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.