- Boko Haram insurgents have struck again in the northern state of Borno
- The terrorists killed at least two soldiers from Cameroon in an attack on Saturday, March 20
- The development, however, is yet to be confirmed by the Nigerian Army spokesman
No fewer than two Cameroonian soldiers were killed in a 40-minute gunfight with Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday, March 20, in northeastern Borno state.
According to a report by Daily Trust, citing Nigerian military sources on Sunday, March 21, said that the insurgents attacked the soldiers outside the town of Wulgo, a known Boko Haram hideout.
The Cameroonian troops were deployed to Nigeria from across the border to assist following an attack launched by the insurgents.
Three other Cameroonian soldiers and one Nigerian soldier were also injured in the fight.
Despite the fact that the troops encountered heavy fleets of terrorists, several insurgents were neutralised while an armoured vehicle belonging to the army and two Boko Haram trucks were destroyed.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that many have been feared killed as soldiers engaged in a shootout with armed bandits in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state.
At least three soldiers and seven other persons were killed during the violence. Residents were reported to have said that the armed men arrived at the community on motorcycles firing at people.
The Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has reacted to the ugly development through his information commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara.
In a related development, Boko Haram terrorists and members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have suffered heavy defeat at the hands of the Nigerian troops, the Army disclosed in a statement sighted by Legit.ng.
This comes as combined troops of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole and 402 Special Forces Brigade cleared all villages and enclaves hitherto inhabited by the terrorists around Chikun Gudu, Kerenoa axis and environs in the ongoing Phase II of Operation "TURA TAKAIBANGO".
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