Soldiers Missing, 13 Wounded After Boko Haram Attack
Some Nigerian soldiers went missing after an attack by the Boko Haram sect in Gashigar, a northern Borno community that borders Niger Republic.
Army spokesperson Sani Usman said the soldiers were attacked at their position at about 5:30pm on Monday. Colonel Usman described the attackers as “escaping remnants of Boko Haram.”
“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 spokesperson said troops suffered a “temporary setback” and had to withdraw from the location.
“However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search for those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area,” he said.