Troops of 21 Brigade led by Brigade Commander were Sunday morning ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists.
The soldiers were on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow when they were attacked along Maiduguri Bama Axis.
A statement on the official Twitter handle of te Nigerian Army said: “There was serious exchange of gunfire. The gallant troops of 222 battalion were reportedly high on morale as a result of the just concluded assurance visit to the theatre of operation by the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai & they successfully cleared the ambush.”
Guns and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorist were reportedly recovered. Whike some of the terrorists were killed, others escaped with gunshot wounds.