At least six Boko Haram insurgents were shot dead on Sunday by troops of the Nigeria Army when a gang of Boko Haram insurgents attempted a daring attack on a military formation at Pulka village of Gwoza local government area of Borno State, the military said.
Pulka is one of the villages on the fringes of Sambisa forest that once fell to Boko Haram insurgents.
The 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade of the 7 Division Nigeria Army, are located at Pulka.
Spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, who confirmed the development in a statement on Monday, said soldiers repelled the Boko Haram attack and recovered some high caliber weapons.
The statement reads:
“The terrorists who came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest, attempted to inflict damage on our troops. But the vigilant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt decisively with the terrorists by killing 6 of them.
“They also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with registration number 167229, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 1 FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition (Special). The troops also blew up 3 Vehicles laden with Improvised Explosives Device (VBIEDs).
“Unfortunately, 5 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. They have been moved to the unit’s Medical Reception Station for treatment”.