Army confirms News Express report on Boko Haram attack on soldiers in Kogi

Posted by News Express | 14 October 2015 | 7,155 times

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the report published in the wee hours of today by News Express about an attack on troops early Tuesday Okene, north-central Kogi State, by Boko Haram terrorists.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement issued in Abuja: “Our troops on cordon and search operations at the general area of Enike Mosque, Okene town, Kogi State, were attacked by some suspected terrorists at about 5:30am Tuesday. The troops responded and 2 of the attackers were killed. In addition, a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bomb and empty cases of expended ammunition were recovered.

“Unfortunately, we lost a soldier, while another sustained gunshot wounds.

“The situation has been brought under control and people have been asked to go about their normal businesses in the town.”

The details given by the Army Spokesman matched those contained in the News Express report based on information obtained late last night from reliable security sources.

•Photo shows Col. Sani Usman.

Source: News Express

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