Nigerian Army of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Borno have been boosted following a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
The visit which took place, followed an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists at Gasarwa village, along Gajiram-Monguno road in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations Col. Sagir Musa, explained that the troops were of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole attached to the Super Camp in Monguno.
He said the patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gunshot wounds.
According to him, the gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists. He said, during encounter 3 soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries.
Buratai, who arrived Maiduguri on Friday, proceeded to the scene of the incident in the company of some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters.
He later proceeded to Monguno military barracks where he held meetings with the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole and other Commanders.
The army chief also visited the hospital where some wounded soldiers were receiving treatment before returning to Maiduguri on Saturday.