Troops kill 25 B/Haram militants at Kangarwa
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.