No fewer than 150 Nigerian soldiers are reportedly missing in action after a deadly assault on the soldiers at Gundubali area of Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, the dreaded Islamist sect's stronghold.
After the offensive operations against the insurgents at Gundunbali on Wednesday, November 16, 2015, the 157 Battalion of the Nigerian Army could not account for over 105 Nigerian troops together with the Commanding Officer.
Our reporter reliably gathered that the Nigerian Army also lost a T-72 tank and other weapons. It will be recalled, however, the Nigerian Army had before now claimed several victories over the jihadist insurgents in previous encounters.
When approached by our reporter for comments, the army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman declined comments and directed that all inquiries be forwarded to 7 Division in Maiduguri.