22 fighters, 4 soldiers killed as troops went guns blazing with Boko Haram
Four soldiers stationed at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road have been killed in attacks by Boko Haram fighters. The insurgents attacked the troops around 1:am on Sunday, using 36 hand grenades and Rocket Propelled
However, troops repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour, killing no fewer than 22 Boko Haram fighters.
Army Spokesman Col. Sani Usman in a statement, said: “Our troops fought gallantly and also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 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.
“The wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management. The location have been reinforced and replenished while the troops have continued their clearance operations.”