Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the 121 Task Force Battalion in Pulka, Borno State, on Sunday repelled an ambush by suspected members of the Boko Haram Sect, killing about 30 of the insurgents.
Abuja based Public Relations outfit to the military, PR Nigeria, who disclosed the information, explained that the troops were escorting local government officials along Bama from Pulka to Maiduguri when the terrorists ambushed the convoy.
According to the report, the terrorists fired shots at the troops and officials and detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs), but the troops were able to successfully repel the attack.
Among those in the convoy was Saeed Salisu Sambo, caretaker committee chairman of the Gwoza Local Government Council, who commended the troops led by Patrol Commanders of the 121BN, Captain S. Suleiman and Lt. N. Ayuba.
“I must commend the gallantry of the troops led by the duo Patrol Commanders of the 121BN, Captain S. Suleiman and Lt. N. Ayuba,” Mr. Sambo said, adding that no life was lost.
However, some soldiers who received gunshot wounds during the encounter, are currently being treated at the Maimalari Barracks Hospital, Maiduguri.