Nigerian soldiers have reportedly killed nine Boko Haram insurgents in a gun battle which ensued after the insurgents were ambused by soldiers.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that there was a gun battle at an identified Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga local government area of Borno state at about 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 13.

Reacting to the development, Nigerian army’s spokesperson, Sagir Musa said gun trucks were recovered from the insurgents in the attack which left two soldiers slightly injured.

Sagir said;

“Troops of Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully staged an ambush at identified Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga local government area of Borno state at about 1830 hours on the 13th of May 2020. 

“So far, 9 Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives, two gun trucks mounted with anti aircraft guns have been captured and exploitation is ongoing by the troops. Two soldiers are slightly wounded.

“Situation in the area has been normalised.”