The Nigerian Army has announced the ‘disappearance’ of an unspecified number of soldiers with 13 others injured after an attack by the militants of Boko Haram sect in Gashigar, a northern Borno community that borders Niger Republic.
According to the Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, the soldiers were attacked at their position at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016.
Usman said the troops suffered a “temporary setback” and had to withdraw from the location.
“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 Army spokesman said.
“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,” Usman added.