The Nigerian Army said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 76 Boko Haram Terrorists in Metele.
The Nigerian Army stated this on its official website in an update on the Metele attack.
Boko Haram Terrorists had attacked and overran troops in Metele.
However yesterday, the Nigerian Army on its official website admitted that seven soldiers paid the supreme price while 16 others sustained injuries.
“Gallant troops of 157 Battalion decisively engaged BHTs who attempted to overrun their Position near Kangarwa in Borno State.
“The sustained superior firepower of the troops led to the neutralization of 76 BHTs. Unfortunately, the NA lost 7 soldiers while 16 were wounded in action.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai has commiserated with the families of the deceased and directed that the wounded be given adequate medical attention,” it said.
Meanwhile, eight soldiers and 48 Boko Haram militants were killed in clashes in Chad, yesterday, officials have said.
The early morning attack took place in Kaiga Kindji in the Lake Chad region, army spokesman Azem Agouna said, adding that 11 other soldiers were wounded.
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