At about 1.00am today, Sunday 25th September 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters numbering about attacked the Nigerian troops location at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a three- wave attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers.
This was disclosed by the Army spokesman, Col. Sani Kakasheka Usman in a statement on Sunday. He said ”Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack which lasted for about one hour”.
At the end of the fierce encounter, he added that the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighter. They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades. Unfortunately,he said ” 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 location have been reinforced and replenished while the troops have continued their clearance operations.