Clash Between Nigerian Troops and Boko Haram Leaves 15 Dead

A fight between the Nigerian Army and Boko Haram insurgents is said to raging presently in Borno State.
This is even as no fewer than 15 fighters of the sect members are reportedly killed.
The clash was said to have started on Friday morning.
The battle, which ensued at 6 a.m this morning iwas said to have been fierce
The terror group reportedly launched a surprise attack on troops location in Rann, in northern Borno, shooting sporadically.
The soldiers responded promptly, killing an unknown number of the terrorists, and wounding several others.
The battle raged for over two hours, and when the dust settled, several terrorists were found dead.
One of our sources said more than 15 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed in action.
Another said the figure was much higher, saying many other terrorists escaped from the scene with gunshot wounds.
Both sources however said four Nigerian soldiers were wounded in action, adding that authorities had since contacted the nearby 22 Brigade to send air ambulance to evacuate a critically injured soldier.
The battle came a day after the leader of the terror sect, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a new video, claiming his group had not been defeated.

Author: News Editor

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