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Nigerian soldiers clash with Boko Haram – killed 76 insurgents, lost 7 soldiers


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SOLDIERS of the Operation Lafiya Dole have successfully repelled Boko Haram attack on one of the military bases in Borno State, Monday, leading to casualties on both sides.

According to a statement issued Wednesday evening by the Nigerian Army, the terrorists attempted to overrun an army position in Metele, a town close to Kangarwa in Borno State, but the gallant troops of the 157 Battalion stood their ground and engaged the terrorists.

“Unfortunately, the NA (Nigeria Army) lost 7 soldiers while 16 were wounded in action…The sustained superior firepower of the troops led to the neutralization of 76 BHTs (Boko Haram Terrorists),” the statement read.

It added that Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has commiserated with the families of the slain soldiers while the injured are getting adequate medical attention.

The attack came just a day after soldiers killed some Boko Haram fighters who attempted to infiltrate a military location along the Damboa axis of Borno State. Two of the terrorist were neutralized while others fled with gunshot wounds, according to the army.

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