Soldiers Kill 16 Boko Haram Insurgents, Repel Fresh Attack On Borno Village

Nigeria’s Armed Forces have killed at least 16 Boko Haram extremists after an attack in the Mairari area of Borno State.

Army’s Deputy Director Public Relations, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said on Sunday that insurgents in three vehicles, including gun trucks, on Friday attacked the Mairari area village of Monguno.

He said that soldiers and the Air Force responded, killing at least 16 extremists. He said soldiers also captured the gun trucks and ammunition.

Nwachukwu said one soldier and four civilians had been injured during the fighting, and were evacuated to a military hospital.

He said additional troops have been sent to the area, while fighting patrols are trailing the insurgents who fled the attack.