The NigerianArmy said Wednesday that members of the terrorist group Boko Haram attacked an Army base located in the recently liberated town of Kangarwa in the north of Borno State.
In a statement released Wednesday by Army Spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman said the terrorists attacked the base on Tuesday night and the battle lasted for about three hours, which led to the death of two soldiers and many members of Boko Haram.
He said: “Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa northern Borno State, have successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists Tuesday evening.
“The attack which started at about 6.30pm, was successfully repelled after about 3 hours of exchange of heavy gunfire that inflicted tremendous casualty on the terrorists. Unfortunately, 2 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price, while 7 were wounded in action.
“Due to poor visibility, the number of terrorists killed could not be ascertained for now.
The bodies of the gallant soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated while the unit is carrying out mop up operation.
“It should be noted that the successful repelling of the attack was made possible by support from the Nigerian and Chadian Air Force fighter jets”.