Troops operating in Goniri Community in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State have killed eight insurgents on a mission to attack the area.
A statement by the Director of Defence Information (DDI) Major General Chris Olukolade in Abuja yesterday said the insurgents were ambushed by troops on patrol who were already alerted of the terrorists intention.
The statement also said troops are still in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists’ elements after the encounter which resulted in some casualties on both parties adding that arms were also captured from the terrorists while others fled.
The statement further said troops lost a soldier while an officer was seriously wounded in the encounter.
“Troops operating around Gamboru, Ngala and Dikwa local government area towards the borders of Chad and Cameroun were throughout the weekend busy recovering weapons hidden by terrorists who were dislodged from the area.
” Assisted by captured terrorists, the troops were led to the sites where arms have been hidden in farms and cemeteries. The cordon and search of the entire area is still in progress” the statement added.