New report as the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said three soldiers and eight terrorists were killed yesterday during a confrontation with insurgents in Kukawa town in Borno State.
Two wounded soldiers were receiving medical attention at a military medical facility in the state even as many terrorists escaped with gunshot wound.
However, the military high command got silent base on the reports as 100 people abducted in the area by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
While speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations (DDMO), said troops thwarted Tuesday’s attack on troop locations in Kukawa.
But terrorists were neuralised and unconfirmed number escaped with gun shots wound during the fight, three soldiers were fatally wounded and later gave up the ghost at the military medical reception station at Kukawa military location.
Two soldiers were receiving treatment at a military medical facility, said Enenche.
He said the attack by the terrorists was a deliberate attempt to reverse the milestone achievements recorded regarding IDPs in the areas of peace-building, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement efforts by the government.
Enenche affirmed that the situation in Kukawa was calm with troops in full control.
He urged the people of Kukawa to continue their normal lawful businesses without any hindrance and enjoined them to always avail the troops and other security agencies, and they should inform of any information about the terrorists and any suspicious persons.
Enenche said, the Nigerian Military will continue to tackle the security challenges to ensure proper safety and all the geo political zones of the country.