Three soldiers have lost their lives while eight others sustained injuries when the troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafita Dole attached to Super Camp Monguno on Friday had a shoot out with Boko Haram terrorists along Monguno-Mairari Gajiram axis in Borno State.
A statement signed by Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, said the patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area.
The statement added that the troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.
Meanwhile, the bodies of the dead soldiers and those who sustained injuries have since been evacuated with those wounded receiving treatment and are in stable condition.
The statement further added that the troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clearing remnants of hiding terrorists.
The Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, along with some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other Commanders, have visited the troops and those wounded in action.