From AHMED OBAFEMI
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – FOUR civilians have been killed after their vehicle stepped over an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the Boko Haram northeast of Nigeria.
Twelve people, comprising six soldiers and internally displaced persons sustained various degrees of injuries.
A suicide bomber exploded his device during the encounter in the Borno State where the suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the army.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Director Army Public Relations, said troops responded by killing an unspecified number of suspects.
“The troops displayed high level of gallantry by swiftly engaging the terrorists which led to the neutralizing of the large number of the terrorists while some of them escaped with gunshot wounds,” Usman said.
He said a Nigerian Air Force helicopter had evacuated the wounded soldiers to hospital.
“They are recuperating well,” Usman said.
Also in Borno, troops have killed two Boko Haram terrorists riding horses.
Two rifles, two machetes and the horses were recovered as well as cash amounting to N7 000.
“No soldier sustained any injury or was lost during the operation,” said Timothy Antigha, regiment spokesperson.
– CAJ News