The Nigerian Military on Sunday night killed 20 Boko Haram terrorists in a fierce encounter after troops ambushed scores of the terrorists who were on their way to attack villages in the Baga town, Borno state.
Consequent of the confrontation, 9 soldiers were wound in action while several arms and ammunition including 6 AK 47 rifles were captured.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operation while giving details said, “In a decisive intercept offensive operation, troops of 130 Battalion with the support of Army Super Camp Baga, had a fierce encounter at the north-west of Baga town with BHT/ISWAP Criminals on the 17th of May 2020.
“‘The criminals armed with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga, when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming firepower killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals.
‘Troops also captured six AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades.
“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life.
“They were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.
“The Chief of Army Staff commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the criminals from the North East.”