We lost 3 Soldiers, Killed 8 Boko Haram terrorists in Kukawa attack ― Military

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Military authorities disclosed on Thursday
that three Soldiers lost their lives while two
with serious injuries are receiving medical
attention following Boko Haram terrorists’
invasion of Kukawa town in Borno on
Tuesday.

The military said eight (8) Boko Haram
terrorists were killed during the attack even
as it described as ‘Futile’, the attack which
is aimed at not only discouraging residents
of Kukawa from returning to their homes but
to reverse the gains of peace, security and
reconstruction achieved in the community.

It added that normalcy has been restored by
troops in the town and urged residents to go
about their daily activities without fear.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator,
Defence Media Operations made the
disclosure in Abuja in a statement.

He said, “As part of the Boko Haram (BHT)/
Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP)
elements campaign of terror and
destruction, the terrorists on 18 August
2020 attacked troops’ location in Kukawa
town in Borno State where the attack was
vehemently thwarted.

“During the incident, 8 BHTs were neutralized
and unconfirmed number escaped with
gunshots wounds.

“Unfortunately, 3 soldiers were fatally
wounded and later gave up at the military
medical reception station at kukawa military location.

“Two others also sustained injuries and are
currently receiving treatment at the military
medical station.

“It could be recalled that on 29 July 2020,
the Governor of Borno State, Professor
Babagana Umara Zulum flagged off the re-
opening of Munguno-Cross Kauwa-Kukawa
Road which was followed almost
immediately with the resettlement of some
of the displaced people from Kukawa and
life was already picking up in the town.

“The attack by the terrorists was, therefore,
a deliberate attempt to reverse the
milestone achievements recorded regarding
IDPs in the areas of peacebuilding,
reconstruction, rehabilitation and
resettlement efforts by the government.

“The situation in Kukawa is now calm with
troops in full control.

“The Nigerian Armed Forces wishes to
assure the general public that there is no
going back in its struggle to see to the
rebuilding and resettlement efforts for the
displaced people.

“The futile attempt by the terrorists to
thwart it only spurred the gallant troops for
more decisive action.

“The people of Kukawa are therefore advised
to go about their normal lawful businesses
without any hindrance.

“They are also enjoined to always avail the
troops and other security agencies with
credible information about the terrorists and
any suspicious persons accordingly.”

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