Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to the 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, on Monday, successfully repelled an attack on their location by suspected fighters of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram at Pulka in Borno state.
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According to a statement issued by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations officer, Col. Sani Usman Kukasheka:
“The terrorists who came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest, attempted to inflict damage on our troops. But the vigilant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt decisively with the terrorists by killing 6 of them.
“They also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with registration number 167229, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 1 FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition (Special). The troops also blew up 3 Vehicles laden with Improvised Explosives Device (VBIEDs).
“Unfortunately, 5 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. They have been moved to the unit’s Medical Reception Station for treatment.”
Pulka is one of the villages on the fringes of Sambisa forest that once fell to Boko Haram insurgents.