The Army Acting Director of Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, says 13 soldiers have been wounded, while many are missing after Boko Haram attacked the troop’s location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State on Monday October 17th. Usman made this known in a statement released on social media. The statement reads;
‘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’.