Troops troops of 21 Armoured Brigade, Bama have killed Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province Terrorists as they successfully thwarted an ambush.
The soldiers thwarted the ambush during a fighting patrol between Kumshe and Banki axis of Borno State in the early hours of Tuesday.
An intelligence source told the Punch that the troops repelled the terrorists after the non-state actors detonated an Improvised Explosive Device and followed it with rapid gunshots.
The special forces were said to have repelled the attack, killing 19 insurgents, with no casualty on the side of the military.
“The terrorists detonated Improvised Explosive Device and followed with continuous gunshots which was immediately repelled by the gallant troops,” the source said.
He, however, noted that on Hilux vehicle belonging to the military was destroyed while some soldiers sustained injuries during the encounter, and were being treated at the Brigade Headquarters in Bama.