Boko Haram fighters attacked the Nigerian army’s 113 battalion in northern Borno state Monday morning, injuring 24 soldiers, the west African nation’s military said in an e-mailed statement.
“All of them have been evacuated to Military Hospital Maiduguri where they are receiving treatment,” acting military spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said in the statement. “The troops successfully repelled the attack and killed quite a number of the terrorists.”
Boko Haram is in the seventh year of a violent campaign to impose its version of Islamic law in Nigeria. The nation’s troops killed 34 suspected Boko Haram members in clashes in Borno state Friday, during which 455 abducted people were rescued.