Nine Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Wednesday evening after the insurgents ambushed men of the Nigerian Army attached to Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole along the Mainok-Jakana Road in the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Military authorities said two soldiers were injured in the cause of exchange of fire in an operation which took place around on Wednesday evening.
While confirming the incident, the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, revealed that two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also captured by troops.
“Troops of Sector 1 have successfully staged an ambush at identified Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga LGA.
“So far, nine Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives; two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns have been captured and exploitation is ongoing by the troops. Two soldiers are slightly wounded. The situation in the area has been normalised,” Musa said.