- Boko Haram terrorists ambushed troops while on a clearance patrol in Maiduguri, Borno state
- The soldiers were able to neutralise the terrorists after "serious exchange of gunfire"
- The troops recovered guns and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorists
The Nigerian Army at about 11am on Sunday, September 16, killed some Boko Haram terrorists, who ambushed troops of of 21 Brigade along the Maiduguri-Bama axis of Borno state .
The troops led by a Brigade Commander were on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow, when they were ambushed by the terrorists.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets from the Twitter handle of the Army, @HQNigerianArmy, adding that there was “serious exchange of gunfire.”
Guns and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorists were recovered, and troops are still in search of terrorists who escaped with gunshot wounds.
Read the tweets below:
"Gallant Troops of 222 Battalion Neutralise BHTs. Reports just reaching us confirmed that troops of 21 Brigade led by Brigade Commander on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow were ambushed by BHT along Maiduguri Bama Axis at about 11am 16 Sep 2018.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that at least 31 soldiers were reported dead, 19 injured and some others yet to be unaccounted for as Boko Haram insurgents allegedly invaded a base of the Nigerian Army in Borno state on Thursday, August 30.
Premium Times reports that scores of Boko Haram fighters carried out the attack on the base located at Zari, a small community north of Maiduguri and near the border with Niger.
The report said the insurgents stormed the base in 12 gun trucks while some others came on foot in the early evening of that day.
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