The Nigeria army on Tuesday said some suspected Boko Haram members attacked its troops at a location in Gashigar, northern Borno, dislodging them in the process.
Sani Usman, army spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, said 13 soldiers were wounded in the encounter.
“Yesterday at about 5.30pm, suspected escaping remnants of Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops location at Gashigar, border area with Niger Republic, northern Borno state,” he said.
“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 they are receiving treatment, while efforts are ongoing in search of those missing and clearing the Boko Haram terrorists in the general area.”