Nigerian forces eliminate 6 terrorists in fierce battle
Troops in Borno state engage in fighting with members of Boko Haram as they were attempting to infiltrate military camp
Nigerian forces eliminated six Boko Haram terrorists in a fierce battle Sunday.
Army spokesperson Brig. Gen Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement said members of the terrorist group in four gun trucks and on several motorcycles attempted to infiltrate a military camp in the town of Kumshe in the volatile northeastern state of Borno.
"Gallant troops dealt with elements of Boko Haram terrorists on a suicidal infiltration attempt into the camp," Nwachukwu said.
He said some of the terrorists also fled amid the exchange of gunfire with the military, adding six assault rifles, a hand grenade, assorted drugs and some first aid items were recovered at the scene.
Over 30,000 people have been killed and three million displaced in more than a decade of terrorist attacks in the country's northeast. Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for most of the attacks.
President Muhammadu Buhari during a visit Thursday to troops on the frontlines of the counter-terrorism war vowed that terrorists would not be given breathing space to destroy the country and its core values under his watch.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.