The Nigerian Military has revealed that over 30 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while scores escaped with gunshot injuries following a fierce battle with the terrorists’ at Kareto, Borno state.
A statement issued on Monday by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman said that the terrorists’, numbering almost a hundred, started the attack by launching IEDS on positions of the troops, followed with shooting from different angles all in a bid to confuse the troops but the soldiers aware of the tactic, stood their ground and fought back gallantly.
Usman however revealed that 2 officers and 22 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries from gunshots as well as IEDS attacks, adding that no life was lost.
“Please recall that Boko Haram terrorists attacked our troops’ location at Kareto, northern Borno State Monday morning.
“The troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists.
“The situation has since been brought under control and reinforcement sent.
“So far our troops had 2 officers and 22 soldiers wounded in action.
“All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment.