“Troops of 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, yesterday Sunday 13th June 2016, successfully repelled an attack on their location by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Pulka.
The terrorists who came through Banki axis of Sambisa forest, attempted to inflict damage on our troops. But the vigilant soldiers rose to the occasion and dealt decisively with the terrorists by killing 6 of them.
They also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle with registration number 167229, two belts of 148 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 1 FN rifle magazine loaded with 7.62mm ammunition (Special). The troops also blew up 3 Vehicles laden with Improvised Explosives Device (VBIEDs).
Unfortunately, 5 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries during the attack. They have been moved to the unit’s Medical Reception Station for treatment. You are kindly requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium. Thank you for your usual and kind cooperation.”
Last week a key figure responsible for recruitment to the Boko Haram Islamist sect was apprehended in Mussa village, Aski Uba local government area of Borno state.
The Boko Haram insurgency has caused the death of over 20,000 people in northern Nigeria since 2009. Over 1.6 million people were turned into internally-displaced persons.