Troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno killed several Boko haram terrorists during patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis in Northern part of Borno state.
Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said the incident happened on Friday.
He said: “The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area. The gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.
“Sadly, during the encounter three of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while eitht other soldiers sustained injuries.
“The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated. The wounded are being treated and are in stable condition. The highly motivated troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clear remnants of hiding terrorists.”
The Chief of Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, along with some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, and operational commanders conducted all night patrol same day and visited the spot of the incident. They also visited the troops and those wounded in action.