Scores of Boko Haram insurgents killed, as soldiers repel attack on Buni-Yadi

Nigerian army troops killed one Boko Haram insurgent near the city of Maiduguri on Saturday, leading to the rescue of 211 people held captive by the group. Hours later, two female suicide bombers were shot and killed as they attempted to enter the city. Photo courtesy of the Nigerian Army/Facebook

The 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigeria Army Special Forces School, Buni-Yadi, Yobe State on Sunday neutralised scores of Boko Haram insurgents who attacked the military base.



Major Nureni Alimi, the Assistant Director, Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.



Alimi said many insurgents were killed, others received gunshot injuries while a cache of Anti-Aircraft ammunitions, bombs, Rocket Propelled Guns and two Gun trucks were recovered.



“Troops of the 27 Task Force brigade and the Nigeria Army Special Forces school in Buni-Yadi, Gujba Local Government, Yobe successfully defeated Boko Haram terrorists that launched an attack on the military base” it said.



“The terrorists came to engage the Brigade around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday January, 20, 2019, daring the troops for almost two and half hours. The gallant troops stood their ground and thoroughly dealt with the insurgents, the troops were in high spirit and jubilated at the victory with high morale,” it added.



Alimi also disclosed that four soldiers sustained minor injuries and were presently receiving treatment in the Brigade medical facility.

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