Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday fought their way through Boko Haram terrorists’ ambush along the Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State.
In the fierce encounter, seven soldiers were reported to have died, while 19 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
According to Lt Col. Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, elements of troops affected encountered the ambush while conducting routine rotation of troops in the night.
“The gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists. Unfortunately seven soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident, while 19 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The soldiers who sustained injuries during the fierce encounter have been evacuated and are currently receiving treatment at Military Hospital in Maiduguri, ” Samuel said.
The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle and ammunitions from the insurgents. It was also gathered that additional troops have been mobilised and are still on aggressive pursuit of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.