Posted by News Express | 18 October 2016 | 2,594 times
The Nigerian Army has confirmed that the country’s troops on Monday evening suffered a setback in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s North-East. The confirmation was contained in a statement just released by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
The Army Spokesman 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. 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 receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area.”
•Photo shows Boko Haram flag flying high in Sambisa Forest, Borno State.
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