Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force presently harbouring in Abadam village Thursday morning killed 15 insurgents in a gun duel that lasted for two hours while several others escaped with gun shot injury.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Ag. Director of Army Public Relations Col Sani Usman.
Usman said two soldiers paid the supreme price in action while four others were wounded in action noting that the bodies of the late officers and the wounded have been evacuated.
He said troops recovered weapons and ammunitions from the insurgents which includes, 1 Gun truck, 1 60mm Mortar tube, 7 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), 3 damaged AK 47 Rifle, 4 Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
“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” the statement also said.