The Nigerian Army has declared that one of its officers and four soldiers were killed by Boko Haram insurgents in the attack on Magumeri town in Borno State.
Speaking on Friday, spokesman of the army, Sani Usman, added that three other officers were also missing in the attack which occurred on Wednesday night.
Usman, in a statement, did not disclose the names, but sources have revealed that a Lieutenant, AC Oguntye was one of those killed.
The statement read: “Troops chased the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists up to Doho, Mina Maideni, Donari, Salari, and Lawari villages,” he said in a statement.
“After hot pursuit and mop up the troops were able to neutralise an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 1 gun truck, 2 anti-aircraft guns, two extra barrels, two rocket propelled grenade bombs, 31 pieces of Nitrogen 57mm bombs, 1 roll of nitrogen cable and a 60mm mortar bomb.
“Others were assorted general purpose machine gun and anti-aircraft ammunition and their links, three spare vehicle tyres with rims, 1 vulcanising machine, 1 Qlink motorcycle, foodstuff and three Boko Haram terrorist sown camouflage.
“Unfortunately we lost and officer and 4 soldiers, while 3 others were still missing.”