4 soldiers, 22 terrorists killed as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian troops again

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

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.


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  • Anthony Ediese

    Look, look, let us call a spade a spade. President Buhari with all his general rank, has no military intelligence
    to fight Shekahu Abubakar, not to talk of injure him. Therefore, what we can do now is to accept the situation.
    We should beg Shekahu Abubakar. That’s the only way, since the Buhari government cannot fight Boko Haram.
    We should remove shame from this thing and beg Boko Haram. That’s all. All this bold face will not work again.
    Buhari cannot fight or even defeat Boko Haram. Buhari should therefore beg Boko Haram not to defeat Nigeria.

    • Ace_General

      That’s not proper to ask government to beg. It’s a volatile situation, what matters is that the NA effectively repelled them. There will always be such surprise attacks. The ability to repel them is what matters. They will surely be defeated with time.

    • Keen Observer

      What’s wrong with you Anthony Ediese?

  • Vegann Tiger

    Lying army news. How did u kill 22 boko haram and recover their weapons but the same boko haram killed four soldiers and took the dead soldiers’ rifles?

  • Realitytalk

    May the soul of the soldier rest in peace and we shall defeat all those thieves finally