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Nigerian soldier loses leg, 2 others missing after Chibok village attack

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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One of the Nigerian Army troops has reportedly lost his leg, while two others are missing after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Korongilum vilalge, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state.

TheCable reported that the incident occurred after the soldiers’ convoy ran into an improvised explosive device, IED, planted by the insurgents.

Recall that Tuesday evening, the insurgents had invaded the Chibok community, setting ablaze many houses.

However, a military had disclosed that troops from the Nigerian Army’s 28 task force brigade and 117 battalion had already been mobilized to the area.

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A resident stated that the insurgents came into the community around 6pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.

“People were just returning to their houses from the farm when the insurgents came in,” the resident said.

“They came in through Forfor, and our people are running for safety as we speak.”

However, when TheCable contacted Sagir Musa, the army’s spokesperson said he was not aware of the attack on the soldiers.

“I cannot react because I’m not in Maiduguri. I am not aware,” he said.

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