According to the army spokesman, Sani
Usman, an officer and 11 soldiers were
wounded in the counter.
He said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at a
harbour in Kangarwa yesterday successfully
repelled suspected remnants of Boko Haram
“The attack was launched by the suspected
terrorists about 5:30pm on Sunday, August 14
“The alert troops rose to the occasion and
dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents, by
killing 16 of them and recovering arms and
ammunitions from them. “
Usman further said that the troops recovered
“one rocket-propelled grenade seven tube,
one rocket-propelled grenade bomb, 11 AK-47
rifle, a 60mm mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm
mortar bombs, a 36 hand grenade, five AK-47
rifle magazines, one Gionee handset and one
“The troops have continued to intensify
vigilance and high level of alertness through
patrols and reconnaissance.
“It is in line with that the troops went on
fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun this morning,
recovered one vehicle and rescued five people
from the Boko Haram terrorists,” he added.
He said the injured army staff are being
treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all
in stable condition.