Troops kill 25 B/Haram mil­i­tants at Kan­garwa

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Nige­rian Army yes­ter­day said troops of the 119 Task Force Bat­tal­ion sta­tioned in Kan­garwa, Borno State, re­pelled an at­tack by Boko Haram mil­i­tants late Tues­day.

A state­ment from army spokesman, Colonel Sani Us­man, said the at­tack which started at about 6.30pm, was suc­cess­fully re­pelled after about three hours of gun bat­tle.

He added that while the mil­i­tants were in­curred tremen­dous ca­su­al­ties, one sol­dier died in the bat­tle and 11 were wounded.

“It should be noted that the suc­cess­ful re­pelling of the at­tack was made pos­si­ble by sup­port from the Nige­rian and Cha­dian Air Force fighter jets,” the army state­ment said.

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