Troops have killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group at Mairari, a village located in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
The Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the success was recorded on Friday evening when the soldiers deployed in the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Mairari in Monguno had an encounter with the insurgents and recovered two gun trucks from them.
“The insurgents in three vehicles, including gun trucks, had infiltrated and attacked the community when troops at the FOB were alerted by locals.
“The troops supported by the Air Task Force swiftly responded to the attack, killing 16 insurgents and capturing two gun trucks abandoned by the insurgents, as they tried escaping having been overwhelmed by the superior firepower from the troops,” Colonel Nwachukwu said.