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Metele Attack: Army Confirms 23 Soldiers killed, 31 Injured

Metele Attack: Army Confirms 23 Soldiers killed, 31 Injured

The Nigerian Army said contrary to reports making the rounds, it lost 23 personnel to the attack by the Islamic State of West African Province terrorists, who attacked the 157 Battalion in Metele in northern Borno on November 18. The army, in a release late on Wednesday which was the first time it would speak on the casualties’ figure, said 31 personnel were also injured in action and are currently receiving treatment.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai said 12 soldiers were also killed at Kukawa, Ngoshe, Kareto and Gajiram when the troops came under attacks of the Boko Haram terrorists. According to him, each of these incidents was successfully repelled and several members of the terrorists were killed.

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