Troops on patrol around Delwa and neighboring communities in Borno State on Wednesday successfully broke through insurgents’ ambush 35kilometres to Maiduguri as they advanced to dislodge insurgents who were massing up in the area.
According to an unsigned statement on the website of the Defence Headquarters, the shootout left scores of insurgents and three soldiers dead.
The fierce fire fight that ensued as the troops wadded through the ambush left scores of insurgents dead, while 3 soldiers died in action.
The statement reads, “Seven soldiers who incurred various degrees of injuries have been evacuated for treatment while the troops have continued with their mission (to dislodge insurgents in the area),”.
In another development, the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, an Air Chief Marshal, hosted the Australian Defence Attaché to the African Union (AU), Wes Volant, at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday.
Mr. Volant, a colonel, who was on a courtesy visit to Nigeria, reportedly acknowledged Nigeria’s peace keeping efforts in the African region in particular, and the world in general.
Mr. Badeh assured that the Nigerian military will continue to partner with the Australian military in the area of training and capacity building.