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Boko Haram Kills 4 Soldiers

Posted: Sep 25, 2016 at 8:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (7)

At least 22 members of the Boko Haram were killed after the insurgents attacked a military formation, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday.

Sani Usman, Army spokesperson, said the attack occurred at about 1:00 a.m. on Sunday along the Dikwa-Gambarou road in Borno.

He said four soldiers were killed and another two soldiers injured from the clash.

Sunday’s clash occurs three days after Boko Haram fighters attacked another military formation in Borno State. The attack on soldiers in Abadam village led to the death of two soldiers and 15 insurgents, the Army had said.

Sunday’s attack also occurred few hours after the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, released a video threatening more attacks on Northern Nigerian cities like Maiduguri and Sokoto. Mr. Shekau also said his group would not release the abducted Chibok girls unless his members held in various Nigerian prisons were released.

On Sunday, Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said troops have reinforced the location attacked by the terror group.

According to Usman, “At about 1.00am today, Sunday 25th September 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters numbering about attacked our troops location of at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a three waves attack using 36 hand grenades and rocket propelled launchers.

“Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour. At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters. They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades.

“Unfortunately, we lost four soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while two soldiers were wounded in action. The wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management.

The location have been reinforced and replenished while the troops have continued their clearance operations.

You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your esteemed medium.

Comments (7)

  • Akhimie Godwin Sep 25, 2016 at 10:18 pm Akhimie Godwin

    Kudos to the gallantry soldiers and shame to the cowards talking here. Is it easy to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

  • Nduka Azuka Godson Sep 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm Nduka Azuka Godson

    Boko haram was technically defeated – Lie Mohammed

  • Skippo Anderson Sep 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm Skippo Anderson

    But buratai claim boko haram was technical defeated and where does this beast come from ?

  • Okezie Collins Sep 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm Okezie Collins

    Zoo soldiers are good to fight IPOb. Buhari try police our soldiers are dummy and zombies

  • Charly Austine Sep 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm Charly Austine

    May their souls rest in peace

  • Destiny Cj Sep 25, 2016 at 9:04 pm Destiny Cj

    It a normal route,,nigeria is the only forsake plc where u kill terroist finshe them go reappear ,,,like in nigeria home movies

  • Moses Odili Sep 25, 2016 at 8:58 pm Moses Odili

    Join the Nigeria National youth congress.. lets come together as a youth in this country to fight for our right and have a youth representative in the seat of govt.. ain’t you tired of this old men and women ruling us.! Join our

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