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.

Terror group Boko Haram has been blamed for the deaths of more than 20,000 people and displacing of 2.3 million others in Nigeria since their insurgency started in 2009.

[ Editor: meng ]


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