Nigerian Army in a release on Sunday, November 26 has said that it has lost 3 of its men in a repelled Boko Haram attack on Magumeri local government of Borno evening of yesterday.
The release also noted that troops 5 Brigade Garison stationed in the town gallantly repelled the attack.
‘At about 6.00pm yesterday, 25th November 2017, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack Magumeri’, the release read.
Col. Timothy Antigha, Army Deputy Director of Public Relations, who signed the release added that ‘the terrorists attempted to dislodge the Forward Operational Base in Magumeri, Borno State as a prelude to the intended attack on the town’.
However, he noted that ‘soldiers of 5 Brigade Garrison located in the town repelled the attack’, adding that the ‘troops fought gallantly’.
‘Unfortunately, 3 soldiers lost their lives, while 6 others sustained injuries’, who, according to the Army official ‘have been evacuated and receiving medical attention.
‘Some platforms were also attacked and damaged by the terrorists. Further developments regarding the incident will be communicated accordingly’, Antigha said.
Finally, the statement added that ‘the 8 Division wishes to assure all residents of Magumeri that everything is being done to ensure their safety and security.
‘To this end, they are to continue pursuing their legitimate activities without any fear’.