Nigerian Army has said it lost three soldiers in the process of repelling Boko Haram attack on Magumeri town, Borno State on Saturday. Colonel Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division who revealed this in a statement added that six soldiers were also injured in the firefight to stop the insurgents from taking over the village.
Colonel Antigha said “At about 6.00pm yesterday, 25th November 2017, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Magumeri. As a prelude to the intended attack on the town, the terrorists attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational Base in Magumeri, Borno State.
“However, soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in the town repelled the attack. The troops fought gallantly. Unfortunately, 3 soldiers lost their lives, while 6 others sustained injuries. The bodies of the late soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated.
“The wounded are receiving medical attention. Some platforms were also attacked and damaged by the terrorists. Further developments regarding the incident will be communicated accordingly.”