Scores of suspected Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly killed Monday evening in an ambush by Nigerian troops in Gombi town of Adamawa State.
A statement emailed to newsmen Tuesday by Colonel Sani Kakasheka Usman, the acting Director Army Public Relations, said the insurgents met their waterloo in their attempt to enter Gombi town, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
It said: “The terrorists were engaged by troops of 23 Brigade Nigerian Army in a gun battle that led to killing of quite a number of them, destruction and recovery of vehicles, motorcycles, various calibre of weapons and ammunitions. “These include 4 Hilux vehicles, 3 Anti-Aircraft guns and one .50 inch Browning Machine Gun. Others include 5,000 rounds of 12.7 milimetre ammunitions, 2 boxes of .50 inch ammunitions, 1,000 rounds of Light Machine Gun ammunitions and one Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 tube, as well as one General Purpose Machine Gun.”
One soldier was wounded in the encounter and he is responding to treatment, it said. “Troops are mopping up the area to prevent further incursions by the terrorists,” the statement said.