Boko Haram terrorists attack troops, kill 17 in Borno

Fifteen insurgents and lost two soldiers in a fierce battle between its troops and Boko Haram terrorists in Abadam village, Borno on Thursday' - According to Army.

In a statement issued by Col. Sani Usman, acting Director Army Public Relations in Abuja, in a statement issued, however said, the army said it lost two soldiers during the fight.

Usman said the terrorists launched attacked on troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Multinational Task Force at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, which lasted for two hours.

He said while many of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wound, four soldiers also sustained injuries. “The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated. 

"The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists. “They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness," Usman said. 

"Items recovered from the terrorists include a gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), three damaged AK 47 Rifle and four bandoliers of anti-aircraft rounds of ammunition," he added.