Nigerian soldiers have killed two suspected insurgents riding horseback in an operation in the Lake Chad area.
The Army, in a statement by its Deputy Director Public Relations in charge of the 8 Task Force, Col. Timothy Atingha, said., “Troops of 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division have continued to deny the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad area freedom of action and access to logistics within the division’s area of responsibility.
“At about 3pm yesterday (Thursday), troops responding to a distress call intercepted terrorists mounted on 14 horses in Malamti village, Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
“In the ensuing fireight, gallant troops killed two terrorists and recovered two AK 47 rifles, three magazines, 26 rounds of 7.26 ammunition and one hand grenade.
“Other items also recovered include 18 mobile phones, three mini solar panels, soap and detergents, bundles of assorted clothes and eight horses.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers were wounded during the engagement and are currently receiving medical attention.”
He added, “Other terrorists who fled the firefight were being pursued in the exploitation which followed the engagement.”