Few days after the Nigerian government swapped four Boko Haram Commanders for 21 Chibok school girls, many Nigerian soldiers have been declared missing, while 13 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman, declared the unspecified number of soldiers missing on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops’ location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno State on Monday evening.
Col. Usman, the troops did their best to defend the location but their efforts were in vain.
“In the process, 13 soldiers’ sustained injuries while some are still missing in action,” he said.
He stated further that 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.