Nigerian Army says its soldiers have gone missing and thirteen others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgent on the troops at Gashigar, a village in Borno State, northeast of the country.
A statement by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, says the attack on the soldiers was carried out on Monday at about 5:30pm.
“The troops did their best to defend the location in vain. In the process, 13 soldiers sustained injuries while some are still missing in action.
The temporary setback made the troops to withdraw from the location.
“However, the wounded soldiers have been evacuated and receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clear the Boko Haram terrorists at the general area.”