13 Soldiers Wounded, Many Missing as Boko Haram Attacks Troops


The Army Acting Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, has said 13 soldiers have been wounded, while many are missing after Boko Haram attacked the troop’s location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State at 5:30p.m.

Usman who disclosed this yesterday in a statement made available to THISDAY, noted that the troops did their best to defend the location, but their efforts proved abortive.

The statement added: “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.”