According to information made available in a statement to newsmen on Monday in Abuja by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the terrorists were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming firepower.
He disclosed that the troops of 130 Battalion with the support of the Army Super Camp, Baga, recorded the success in a decisive intercept offensive operation.
He added that mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms as well as six AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades were recovered from the terrorists.
While no life was lost on the part of the troops, nine gallant soldiers were wounded during the encounter and have been evacuated to the hospital for treatment.
“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life.
“The wounded were evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, commends the gallant troops for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute toward eradicating the criminals from the North East,” Enenche said.