Reports reaching us that the Nigerian Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army at Kangarwa, Kukawa LGA of Borno State on monday neutralized Boko Haram terrorists in a counter attack. Though, a soldier lost his life and others were wounded.
The Acting Director Army Public Relations; Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman in a statement said the attack lasted for four hours, he said it began at about 4pm.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) were contacted for assistance and the Airforce responded dispatching an Intelligence Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and a Ground Attack Fighter Aircraft in support of the ground offensive. The fierce counter saw some insurgents fleeing with gunshot wounds and abandoning logistics and weapons.
The troops neutralized 2 Hilux vehicles belonging to the insurgents and recovered the following; a Hilux vehicle, 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG), 1 Anti Aircraft Gun (AAG), 2 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG), 1 Light Machine Gun (LMG), 2 Rocket Propelled Guns Seven (RPG 7) tubes and bombs, 5 AK-47 Rifles and 550 Rounds of Anti-Aircraft Gun ammunition.