Soldiers of the Nigerian army have repelled a daring attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram in Pulka Village, Borno state.
Six Boko Haram fighters were killed in the attack on Sunday as men of the 121 Task Force if the 7 Division Nigerian Army stationed in the Gwoza Local government.
Pulka was recently by the Army after it fell to Boko Haram control in 2015- it also is on the fringe of the notorious Sambisa forest.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, said soldiers repelled the Boko Haram attack and recovered some high caliber weapons.
“The terrorists who came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest, attempted to inflict damage on our troops. But the vigilant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt decisively with the terrorists by killing 6 of them.
“They also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with registration number 167229, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 1 FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition (Special). The troops also blew up 3 Vehicles laden with Improvised Explosives Device (VBIEDs).
“Unfortunately, 5 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. They have been moved to the unit’s Medical Reception Station for treatment”.