Troops of the Nigerian Army have repelled an attack by some suspected remnants of boko haram fighters, who attacked their location in a 3 waves attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
“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 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 location have been reinforced and replenished while the troops have continued their clearance operations.
Similarly, troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army in a joint operation with personnel of Nigeria Police and local vigilantes have repelled a coordinated attack by gunmen on Godogodo town of Kaduna State.
The troops fought off the attackers and pursued them into the bush inflicting heavy casualty on them.
The combined security team also arrested the following 6 suspects: Lawal Gambo, Yau Sani, Bala Amodu, Ibrahim Maikaru, Abubakar Hassan and Bashiru Isa Ciroma.
Unfortunately 4 local vigilantes lost their lives while another 9 were wounded in the course of countering the dastardly attack meant to cause more loss of lives and properties of law abiding citizens of Godogodo Town.
The situation in Godogo Town has since returned to normalcy and efforts are ongoing to track the remaining fleeing bandits.
“We wish to reassure citizens that the effort to safeguard life and property will continue with renewed vigour until all the rampaging bandits are brought to justice”.