13 soldiers have sustained various degrees of injuries while many are still missing in action following the attack of troops’ location in Borno on Monday by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman made this known to newsmen Tuesday evening.
According to him, the troops who did their best to defend the location to no avail were however forced to withdraw from the location as they were outnumbered.
“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.”