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Army Admits Suffering Casualties In Boko Haram Attack

Posted: Nov 20, 2015 at 10:49 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Army has admitted that troops operating in Gudumbali and Kareto in North-east Borno State suffered a setback against Boko Haram insurgents during the week.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who explained that the situation is being put under control, however, disclosed that the troops have re-joined their units to launch an offensive.

Throwing more light on the incident, Media Coordinator for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Tukur Ismail Gusau, said that although the unit suffered some casualties, the affected personnel sustained only minor injuries, not gunshot wounds.

Gusau condemned media reports about the attack, which he said were bloated out of proportion.

He said, “The attention of the Theatre Command Headquarters Maiduguri has been drawn to various releases on social media on the operation at Gudumbali, northern Borno State. Most of the publications are not only fictions but imagination of the writers that have no iota of knowledge on military operation.

“For the records Gulumba was captured by our own troops on 10 November 2015 and our troops deployed to secure and weed off Boko Haram terrorists. The location was attacked yesterday morning which resulted in fierce battle till afternoon.

“The unit suffered some injuries and casualties and equally killed several insurgents. The Nigerian Army has nothing to hide but we call all patriots to support these troops that are courageously fighting for peace and security of our nation,” he said.