Soldiers of 26 and 28 Task Force Brigades have on Tuesday morning repelled a fierce attack by fleeing members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect on military locations at Pulka and Bitta in the fringes of Sambisa forest.
This disclosure was made known in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
He also said that troops of 114 Task Force Battalion came under three pronged attacks by Boko Haram terrorists fanning out of Sambisa forest from Damboa.
The statement read: ‘Today, troops of 114 Task Force Battalion came under three-pronged attack by Boko Haram terrorists fanning out of Sambisa forest from Damboa, Tokumbere and Pulka axis.
“At the end of the debacle, 2 Boko Haram insurgents paid for their atrocities with their lives while several others sustained gunshot injuries. The fate that befell those that attacked Pulka was more dreadful.
‘The ever ready and vigilant troops rose to the occasion by repelling the attacks and killing all the 16 attackers and captured one of them alive during the exploitation. The gallant troops also recovered 11 AK-47 rifles, 3 General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), 1 Browning Machine Gun (BMG) and 2 Toyota Hilux vehicles. Others are a 60mm Mortar tube, 7 boxes of 12.7mm ammunition and 1 belt of 12.7mm ammunition.”
“It is gratifying to state that there were no casualty on our own troops except for 3 soldiers that sustained minor injuries.”
“The troops remained on maximum alert and are equally busy consolidating and continuing with their clearance operations with high morale.”