105 Nigerian Soldiers Missing After Fierce Gun Battle With Boko Haram

PIC. 32. NIGERIAN ARMY TROOPS CLEARING BOKO HARAM ENCLAVES ALONG AXIS OF ADVANCE FROM BITTA TO TOKUMBERE, SAMBISA FOREST IN BORNO ON WEDNESDAY (9/8/15). 6521/9/9/2015/OCC/BJO/NAN

According to Nigerian News website, Premium Times “at least 105 soldiers of the 157 Battalion, including their commanding officer, are feared missing after they came under intense attack from Boko Haram insurgents at Gudunbali, Borno State, on Wednesday”. They said Military sources informed them.

One of the sources was quoted ass saying “Gudunbali was attacked this morning and some weapons were captured from the battalion. Two officers and 105 soldiers are still missing,”

“They captured a T-72 tank from the unit and some artillery weapons were also captured. The commanding Officer (CO) of the battalion is yet to be seen but no one has been confirmed dead yet.”

Also reportedly captured by the insurgents were eight vehicles, a truck loaded with 60,000 rounds of AA ammunition and three artillery pieces.

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