Three Soldiers, Two CJTF Killed In Army-Boko Haram Clash

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the death of  three soldiers and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force killed during separate operations in the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state, Northeast Nigeria.

But spokesman for the army Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu said four of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the operations.

“troops of 25 Task Force Brigade on operation LAFIYA DOLE have neutralised three members of the Boko Haram terrorists following an attack on the troops,” he said in a statement.

“Unfortunately, three soldiers lost their lives during the encounter. Also, two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were neutralised in the exchange of fire,“ he said.

Recovered items
Chukwu said troops recovered Rocket Propelled Gun parts and a fully loaded FN rifle magazine of 7.62mm NATO round belt.

The army spokesman also said troops of 151 Task Force Battalion of operation LAFIYA DOLE, while on patrol, intercepted and killed one insurgent on Ngurosoye-Bama Road, Borno.

He added that the troops recovered two bicycles, two bags of guinea-corn and a bag of onion.

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