by Linda Ikeji
Two soldiers kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents along Auno road in Borno state have been rescued by policemen.
PR Nigeria which cited a security situation report, said some soldiers who were on patrol suffered an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Monday July 13. The insurgents who allegedly killed two soldiers in the attack, abducted others and also went away with their gun trucks.
However after a gun battle with the Counter-Terrorism unit of the Nigeria police, two soldiers were rescued and one gun-truck and rifles were recovered.
The report read;
“At 14.30 hrs of July 13, 20120, an army patrol team was attacked by Boko Haram along Auno road and killed two soldiers and kidnapped others while carting away two of the military’s gun trucks, AK 47Rifles and unspecified numbers of ammunition.
“Counter-Terrorism unit of the Nigeria police on pin down point (operation), at the area went after the terrorists. After a gun battle recovered one gun-truck, rifles and rescued two soldiers alive.”