Nigeria: Army Confirms Killing of Scores of Insurgents, Two Soldiers in Borno

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that many insurgents and two soldiers were killed during a fierce encounter in Ajiri town in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

An update issued by the Nigerian Army Headquarters said troops engaged the insurgents in a fire-fight after the terrorists killed many of the residents and burnt nine houses.

"The terrorists having reached part of the town, initially burnt nine houses and killed some innocent residents before they were engaged by the troops deployed in the area.

"The retreating terrorists went away with various degrees of gunshot injuries while the gallant troops are on their chase. Unfortunately however, two personnel paid the supreme price in the resulting encounter", he said.

In a related development, troops of the newly reinvigorated Operation Hadin Kai, thwarted terrorists' attempt to infiltrate Rann, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State on May 1, 2021.

The update said the terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that was enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area engaged them in a fire-fight which lasted about an hour.

"The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries, leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK- 47 rifle, hand-held communication radio and different calibres of ammunition", it said.

It said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the troops for their resilience and determination to keep their areas free of terrorist activities.

He further charged them to sustain the renewed vigour in discharging their duties

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