Suspected members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram have attacked Magumeri local government in Borno state, northeast, Nigeria, killing 3 soldiers and injuring 6 before they were repelled.
A statement from Colonel Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations 8 Task Force Division said, the attack at about 6.00pm yesterday, 25th November 2017, was successfully repelled.
“suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Magumeri. As a prelude to the intended attack on the town, the terrorists attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational Base in Magumeri, Borno State.
“However, soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in the town repelled the attack. The troops fought gallantly.
” Unfortunately, 3 soldiers lost their lives, while 6 others sustained injuries. The bodies of the late soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated. The wounded are receiving medical attention. Some platforms were also attacked and damaged by the terrorists. Further developments regarding the incident will be communicated accordingly.
“The 8 Division wishes to assure all residents of Magumeri that everything is being done to ensure their safety and security. To this end, they are to continue pursuing their legitimate activities without any fear,” the statement said.