Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force in Abadam village in Borno State dealt decisively with suspected members of Boko Haram that attempted to attack their location.
In a statement by the Nigerian Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attack, was launched at about 6:30 a.m. local time on Thursday and lasted for about two hours.
“During the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of the suspected insurgents, with many escaping with gunshot wounds.
“Two soldiers were killed in the gun battle while four others were wounded, said Col Usman, “The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.”
He said, the troops recovered weapons and ammunition from the insurgents including: One gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine, three damaged AK 47 Rifle, four Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
“The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations against remnants of the terrorists in the volatile northeast.
“They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness,” he stated.