The Nigerian Army has revealed that it lost 3 soldiers while 8 were injured in a gun battle with Boko Haram terrorists on Friday.
This was revealed in a statement by the Nigerian Army, released on Sunday.
According to reports, troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno on Friday 30th August 2019 while on patrol dealt a devastating blow on Boko Haram terrorists along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis.
“The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area.
“The gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists. Sadly, during the encounter 3 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries,” the Nigerian Army said in its statement.