Though the Nigerian military lost seven soldiers, the major casualty was on the part of Boko Haram as they attempted to overun a military baracks in Yobe state. Over 100 Insurgents awere killed while scores have been arrested.
According to the Nigerian army,
“The fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a desperation to create an impression that they remain relevant, early today made a futile attempt on 120 Task Force Battalion troops at Goniri, Yobe State.
“During the encounter, our gallant troops successfully repelled the attack and inflicted heavy casualty on the invaders, as all of them were killed...More than 100 terrorists died but unfortunately however, seven of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while defending our father land, one officer and eight soldiers were also wounded,”