Troops from the 119 Task Force Battalion, 8 Division Nigerian Army neutralized 13 Boko Haram insurgents in Kangarwa, Kukawa Local Government Area in Borno State on Monday, according to a military press release.
One soldier, however, was killed in the battle while three others were wounded.
According to the press statement, the offensive lasted for nearly four hours, and troops had to call the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for back up. The NAF subsequently deployed an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and a Ground Attack Fighter aircraft to assist the troops.
During the offensive, troops neutralized two Hilux trucks and recovered one Hilux vehicle, one Browning machine gun, one anti-aircraft gun, two general purpose machine guns, one light machine gun, five Ak-47 rifles, and other arms and ammunitions.