AT least 24 soldiers were injured as troops of the Nigerian Army successfully repelled an attack on 113 battallion in Kareto village of Mobbat local government area of Borno. The military in process killed scores of the insurgents while several others escaped
Kareto village is about 150 Kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and less 30 kilometres away for Niger Republic and has routes linking with Lake Chad area.
The Army in statement signt by Acting Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col Sani Usman Kukasheka said “Boko Haram terrorists attacked our troop’s location at Kareto, northern Borno State Monday morning. The troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists.”
“The situation has since been brought under control and reinforcement sent. So far our troops had two officers and 22 soldiers wounded in action. All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment,” the spokesman added.