Army, Boko Haram clash at Monguno

    Nigerian Army said on Thursday that it intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.

    Sani Usman, the Director, Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to journalists in Maiduguri.

    He said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari road when the incident occurred.

    “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

    “In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralised and their weapons including one FN rifle loaded with a magazine of 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one AK 47 rifle with 3 magazines were captured.

    “Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes,” the spokesperson said