Boko Haram: Two Soldiers and Five Terrorist Killed in Gun Battle
Mar 01, 2018 Africa 3689 By Jason Ade
Two soldiers have been killed after they encountered Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday, as the crackdown on the remaining Boko Haram insurgent in the Sambisa forest continues.
Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, on Wednesday confirmed the incident in a statement.
“The clearance operations progressed further into other identified insurgents’ camps around Tchikide and Chinene, where
the troops ferociously engaged and cleared pockets of resistance by the insurgents, killing five of them in the encounter,” the statement said.
Nwachukwu added, “As troops exploited further in pursuit of the insurgents as they fled, one of the combat vehicles was rammed into by a terrorists’ Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), injuring two officers in the vehicle."
“The wounded officers were promptly evacuated for medical attention by the Battle Group medical team. Regrettably, we lost the two gallant officers yesterday afternoon. the troops rammed into by a terrorists’ Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) while in a hot pursuit thereby leading to an injury in the process.”
Nwachukwu said the troops continue their operations, to completely wipe out Boko Haram.