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BREAKING: 3 Soldiers lost lives in Borno Terrorist attack

The ugly incident was confirmed in a statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the acting Director of Army Public Relations on Sunday.

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Three soldiers have been reportedly killed as troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole clash with members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Borno State.

The ugly incident was confirmed in a statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, the acting Director of Army Public Relations on Sunday.

The statement, which was sent to Channels Television said the troops attached to Super Camp Monguno, while on patrol along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis in the state, dealt a devastating blow on the insurgents on Friday.

The patrol team, according to Colonel Musa, came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that led to the death of “countless number” of the Boko Haram fighters.

Following a blood trails in the general area showed that a few insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds, Musa said.

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Accoding to the Nigerian Army spokesperson, troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.

“Sadly, during the encounter, three of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while eight other soldiers sustained injuries.

“The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated. The wounded are being treated and are in stable condition,” the statement said.

Musa stated that the troops remain highly motivated and have continued combing the general area with a view to clearing remnants of fleeing terrorists.

He also said the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, along with some principal staff officers from the Army Headquarters, Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole and other commanders, have visited the troops and those wounded in action.

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