How Boko Haram Killed 13 Soldiers, Two Policemen In Yobe

nigerian army on street patrol1 600x3751 600x3751594292524 - How Boko Haram Killed 13 Soldiers, Two Policemen In YobeThe Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops had repelled attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at a military formation in Kukareta , Damaturu Local Government Area of Yobe .

In a statement , Col . Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, said the insurgents had, on Monday at about 6: 30 pm, attacked a Military Forward Operational Base in Kukareta community of Yobe ..

Nwachukwu said that the gallant troops engaged the insurgents in fierce battle and repelled the attack , killing many of them , adding that a soldier was wounded in the attack .
He disclosed that 13 soldiers and two Police personnel also lost their lives when they ran into an ambush by the insurgents on Damaturu -Maiduguri Road.

“ In another encounter ; troops of 1 Division on escort duty along Damaturu –Maiduguri Road, yesterday ( Monday ) fought through an ambush staged by
Boko Haram terrorists .

“ The gallant troops engaged the terrorists in a fire fight , courageously wading through the ambush . Sadly , thirteen military and a Police personnel , including an officer , paid the supreme price while extricating themselves from the ambush .
“ A clearance operation to pursue and eliminate the Boko Haram terrorists ’ ambush party is still ongoing, ” he said .

According to him , bodies of the gallant soldiers and the wounded were evacuated , adding that the wounded soldier was currently receiving treatment .

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