The Nigerian Army has said four soldiers and 22 Boko Haram militants lost their lives after a Boko Haram attack on troop’s location at Logomani along, Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno state.
A statement from Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said at about 1.00am on Sunday 25th September 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters attacked the troop’s location at Logomani, in a three waves attack using 36 hand grenades and rocket propelled launchers.
“Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour,” Army said.
Continuing, “At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters. They also recovered two AK-47 Rifles, one FN Rifle, one G3 Rifle and some 36 hand grenades.”
“Unfortunately, we troops lost four soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while two soldiers were wounded in action,” Usman added.
The Army spokesman said the wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management, adding that the location have been reinforced and replenished, while the troops have continued their clearance operations.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video, debunking claims of his death earlier announced by the Nigerian Army.