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In Borno 4 soldiers, 22 terrorists killed in Boko Haram attack

The army said the rifles of the four soldiers were lost “as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades.”

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Nigerian soldiers patrol on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri play

Nigerian soldiers patrol on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri

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Four Nigerian soldiers have been killed after Boko Haram terrorists attacked the troops at Logomani, Borno state in the early hours of Sunday, September 24.

The Nigerian Army said its men also killed 22 terrorists in the attack.

A statement signed by the acting director of army public relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said the rifles of the four soldiers were lost “as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades.” He said two soldiers were wounded in the action.

Usman said: "At about 1.00am today, Sunday 25th September 2016, some suspected remnants of Boko Haram fighters attacked our troops location of at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a 3 waves attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers.

"Our troops fought gallantly and repelled the attack, which lasted for about one hour. At the end of the fierce encounter, the troops counted 22 dead bodies of Boko Haram fighters. They also recovered 2 AK-47 Rifles, 1 FN Rifle, 1 G3 Rifle and some 36 Hand grenades.

"Unfortunately, we troops lost 4 soldiers and their rifles as a result of the effect of Boko Haram use of Rocket Propelled Grenades, while 2 soldiers were wounded in action. The wounded in action have been evacuated for further medical management."

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The spokesman added that the location has been reinforced and replenished while the troops are continuing with their clearance operations.

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