A few soldiers are missing after they walked into an ambush by Boko Haram members in Borno state yesterday July 21st. A statement by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, says the soldiers had earlier in the day finished clearing Boko Haram camps at Guro Gongon village and environs. As they were returning to their base, they ran into an ambush by a group of Boko Haram terrorists. 19 soldiers and 3 civilian JTF members were injured in action.
A few of the soldiers were missing after the ambush. The injured soldiers have been evacuated and are responding to treatment while a search and rescue party comprising of Special Forces personnel has since been dispatched to establish contact with the missing soldiers.
The statement however adds that some of the missing solders have started returning to their defensive location. The Army says no stone would be left unturned until every person involved in the operation has been accounted for.