At least 22 members of the Boko Haram were killed after the insurgents attacked a military formation, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday.
The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, 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.
Read Mr. Usman’s full statement below.
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 3 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 fighter. They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades.
Unfortunately, we troops lost 4 soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while 2 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.