Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 9 terrorists – Spokesperson

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

The Nigerian Army on Sunday announced that soldiers killed 9 members of the Boko Haram during a pre-emptive strike in Borno State.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said troops from 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade launched the strike around Wunbi Kala Balge Local Government Area.

The strike was carried out after the military obtained information that the insurgents were planning an attack against troops and civilians in Wunbi, Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said.

He said six soldiers sustained gunshot injuries during the battle. The injured are responding to treatment at the hospital, he said.

The military also recovered several types of guns, grenades and ammunition from the terrorists whose activities have caused the death of about 20,000 since 2009.

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