15 Boko Haram insurgents killed in NE Nigeria: army
LAGOS, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian troops had killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents after repelling attack by the terrorists in Gwoza area of restive northeast Borno, a military spokesperson said Wednesday.
Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka said one soldier also died in the Tuesday attack.
Kukasheka said the troops repelled attempt by the insurgents to infiltrate a military outpost in the area.
He added that the troops had utilized heavy fire power to defeat the insurgents who attacked in trucks and high-caliber ammunition.
According to him, several insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.
The army spokesperson added the troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work.[ Editor: meng ]