The Nigerian Army on Monday, July 9, said its troops killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter at Arege, Borno State.
A statement by the Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said:
“Troops of 7 Brigade, Sector 3 of Multinational Joint Task Force encountered Boko Haram terrorists at Arege, Borno State.
“Fifteen terrorists were neutralised while some fled into the bush with injuries. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspects.
“Items recovered include one anti-aircraft gun; five AK-47 rifles; one light machine gun.
“Unfortunately, one soldier was injured and is receiving attention at the military medical facility.”
He added that three AK-47 riffle magazines, one FN rifle magazine; one suicide vest; one dry cell battery; one 36 hand grenade; two nine volt batteries; one pressure plate; wire for making Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and two grinding machines were recovered from them.
The Army also arrested 10 people in Biliri and Shongom Local Government Areas of Gombe State after averting a clash over land.