4 Soldiers Killed In Fierce Fighting With Boko Haram In Logomani, Borno
Four Nigerian soldiers have lost their lives and two are wounded as the army battles Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram in Logomani, Borno State, on Sunday afternoon.
A statement issued by Colonel Sani Usman, the Nigerian Army spokesperson says that 22 terrorists were killed in the fighting and that the rifles of the four slain soldiers were lost “as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades”.
“At about 1.00am today, Sunday, September 25, 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters numbering about attacked our troops location of at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a 3 waves attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers,” the e-mailed statement to The Trent said.
“Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack, which lasted for about one hour. At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters. They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades.
“Unfortunately, we troops lost 4 soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while 2 soldiers were wounded in action. The wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management,” the statement said.
This renewed battles are particularly worrisome because Nigeria’s president, General Muhammadu Buhari insists that the world’s deadliest terrorist group had been defeated.