At least 22 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Nigeria: army

At least 22 Boko Haram insurgents killed in Nigeria: army

Lagos, Sep 26 (IANS) At least 22 Boko Haram insurgents were killed during an attack in Nigeria’s state of Borno, the Nigerian Army said on Sunday.

Four soldiers also died in the repelled terrorists attack, while two others sustained injuries, the army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement made available to Xinhua.

The attack came in three waves with the terrorists, using 36 hand grenades and rocket propelled launchers at Logomani, he said, adding that the troops recovered two AK-47 Rifles, one G3 Rifle and 36 hand grenades.

Boko Haram leader dispels news about his death on video

Abuja, Sep 26 (IANS) Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian Jihadist group Boko Haram, re-surfaced on Sunday in a video, apparently in perfect health, to deny he was ‘fatally’ wounded during a Nigerian army attack, as a military spokesman confirmed in August.

In the video released on YouTube, the Islamist leader, seen with a Boko Haram flag and flanked by two armed, hooded men, read a statement in Arabic, showing no trace of the wounds on his shoulders he supposedly suffered during an air strike carried-out by Nigerian armed forces, EFE news reported.

The Nigerian government has repeatedly announced the death of Shekau, who always replies with videos proving he is still alive.

Shekau replaced Mohamed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram executed by the Nigerian government in 2009, and is responsible for the kidnapping hundreds of women and children and forcing over two million people to become refugees.

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