Eight terrorists, Three soldiers killed as Boko Haram, ISWAP attack troops in Borno

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Eight terrorists, Three soldiers killed as Boko Haram, ISWAP attack troops in Borno


 

Eight terrorists and three soldiers, were reportedly killed on Tuesday August 18, when Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa, ISWAP terrorists attacked troops’ location in Kukawa town in Borno State.

Fresh Angle International, understands that during the incident, uncomfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gun-shot wounds, while two other soldiers sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the military medical station.

According to a statement released this morning, Thursday August 20 by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, the situation in Kukawa is now calm with troops in full control.

The statement reads in part: “During the incident, 8 BHTs were neutralized and uncomfirmed number escaped with gun shots wounds. Unfortunately, 3 soldiers were fatally wounded and later gave up the ghost at the military medical reception station at kukawa military location. Two others also sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment at the military medical station.

“It could be recalled that on 29 July 2020, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum flagged off the re-opening of Munguno-Cross Kauwa-Kukawa Road which was followed almost immediately with the resettlement of some of the displaced people from Kukawa and life was already picking up in the town. The attack by the terrorists was therefore a deliberate attempt to reverse the milestone achievements recorded regarding IDPs in the areas of; peace building, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement efforts by the government.

“The situation in Kukawa is now calm with troops in full control. The Nigerian Armed Forces wishes to assure the general public that there is no going back in its struggle to see to the rebuilding and resettlement efforts for the displaced people. The futile attempt by the terrorists to thwart it only spurred the gallant troops for more decisive action.

“The people of Kukawa are therefore advised to go about their normal lawful businesses without any hindrance. They are also enjoined to always avail the troops and other security agencies with credible information about the terrorists and any suspicious persons accordingly”.



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Victory Ejoh
Special Duties Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Nigeria Institute of Journalism,NIJ,Lagos.
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