Troops of the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army have successfully repelled terror group, Boko Haram attack at Kareto, Mobbar local government of Borno state, killing about 30 terrorists while scores escaped with gunshot injuries.
On Monday, the Boko Haram fighters, who were reported over 100 in numbers, started the attack by launching IEDS on positions of the troops and followed with shooting from different angles all in a bid to confuse the troops but the soldiers aware of the tactic, stood their ground and fought back gallantly.
In contrast to early report by some media houses that many soldiers were feared killed, the acting Director Army public relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the Nigerian troops successfully repelled the attack, and many terrorists were killed.
Although two of their officers and 22 soldiers were wounded in the battle, and currently receiving treatment at a military hospital in Maiduguri, no life was lost.
The statement read: “Please recall that Boko Haram terrorists attacked our troops’ location at Kareto, northern Borno State Monday morning.
“The troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists.
“The situation has since been brought under control and reinforcement sent.
“So far our troops had 2 officers and 22 soldiers wounded in action.
“All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment.