The Nigerian Army says that troops of the Army 120 Task Force Battalion in Yobe, have killed more than 100 fleeing terrorists at Goniri area of the state.
A statement issued by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, says that seven soldiers died while nine others were wounded when the terrorists attempted to invade the Military Base at Goniri, early today.
The statement adds that the troops recovered one general purpose machine gun; two rocket propelled grenades, nine AK-47 rifles and belted rounds of 7.62 (NATO) ammunitions.
Various wires used for Improvised Explosive Devices, (IED) 7 primed IEDs, different types of spanners and a torch light were also recovered.
Col. Usman says the troops had consolidated on the encounter and would continue blocking any fleeing terrorist using the Nigerian Air Force Aerial Bombardment and other troop’s artillery fire.