Zulum gifts N5m to soldiers injured in Kala-Balge battle with ISWAP


Zulum gifts N5m to soldiers injured in Kala-Balge battle with ISWAP

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Monday night, visited soldiers injured during a fierce battle, on Friday, between troops and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Rann.

Rann is a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon, in Kala Balge, Local Government Area in the central part of Borno State.

Zulum, however, interacted and consoled all the affected soldiers in Army Hospital at Maimalari Barracks, located in Maiduguri.

He was received by the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Army, Brig Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo.

The Governor directed the release of N5m which was immediately shared to all soldiers on admission, including those unconnected with the Kala-Balge battle.

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Governor Zulum thanked the soldiers and commended them for their gallantry and patriotism.

The insurgents mounted gun trucks and motorcycles and attacked troops deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) in Rann.

The troops gallantly killed 26 terrorists during the attack and captured their combat vehicles, 18 AK 47 rifles and one M-21 rifle with a large quantity of ammunition.

The troops then forced the insurgents to abandon their mission and withdraw in disarray.

Meanwhile, two officers and five soldiers paid the supreme price, while three personnel sustained gunshot wounds and were moved to the hospital.

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