Twenty Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists were killed by Nigerian Army troops on Sunday northwest of Baga town in Borno.
Gen.-Maj. John Enenche, Defense Media Operations Coordinator, Defense Headquarters, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
Enenche said 130 Battalion soldiers, with the support of the Army Super Camp, Baga, reported success in a decisive offensive intercept operation.
He disclosed that when the troops targeted their convoy with overwhelming firepower, the attackers, who were armed with mortars, rockets propelled grenades and small arms went to assault villages surrounding Baga.
The troops seized six AK 47 rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 5 36 hand grenades, he says.”Nine of our gallant men, however, were wounded with no loss of life in combat.
“The wounded have been evacuated for treatment into Sector 3 hospital.
“Army chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai commends the gallant troops for their bravery, and directs them to remain determined to eliminate the North East criminals, “he said.