Troops of 119 Task Force Battalion stationed in Kangarwa community in Borno State yesterday evening, after a three hour gun battle, repelled attacks by Boko Haram members. A statement by the army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman said the attack started at about 6.30pm and end at about 9.30pm.
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Two soldiers were killed during the attack while seven others wee seriously injured. Several Boko haram members also lost their lives. Sani in the statement said the bodies of the soldiers and those wounded in action are being evacuated
“It should be noted that the successful repelling of the attack was made possible by support from the Nigerian and Chadian Air Force fighter jets,” the army statement added