Troops have killed 16 members of the Boko Haram terrorist group at Mairari, a village located in Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
The Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
He said the success was recorded on Friday evening when the soldiers deployed in the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Mairari in Monguno had an encounter with the insurgents and recovered two gun trucks from them.
He added that the troops recovered 163 rounds of Anti-Aircraft Gun Ammunition during the encounter. The Theatre Command spokesperson, however, disclosed that four civilians and a soldier sustained varying degrees of injury during the gunfight.
He said the injured were promptly evacuated to a military hospital in the state where they have been receiving medical attention.