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As Boko Haram attacks soldiers, Army spokesperson says 13 officers were injured, others missing

Boko Haram insurgents attacked men of the Nigerian Army in Borno on Tuesday, injuring 13 and leaving some soldiers missing. The incident happened at a location in Gashigar, northern Borno. The insurgents dislodged the Nigerian troops in the process.

Army spokesman Sani Usman narrated the incident to the media in a statement released on Tuesday.

Sani said; “Yesterday at about 5.30pm, suspected escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno state,”  he said.

“The troops did their best to defend the location in vain. In the process, 13 soldiers sustained injuries while some are still missing in action.

“The temporary setback made the troops to withdraw from the location. However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and they are receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clearing the Boko Haram terrorists in the general area.”

 

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