5 soldiers killed, 3 missing in Boko Haram duel – Army

5 soldiers killed, 3 missing in Boko Haram duel – Army
March 17 14:54 2017

The Nigerian Army has confirmed that  five soldiers were killed and three were missing in a duel with Boko Haram insurgents in  Magumeri, in Borno State.

The slain soldiers whose names were not given, included a Lieutenant.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

“Troops chased fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists up to Doho, Mina Maideni, Donari, Salari, and Lawari villages. After hot pursuit and mop up the troops were able to neutralise an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists.

“Unfortunately we lost an officer and four soldiers, while three others were still missing,” the statement read.