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Nigerian army release Boko Haram attack casualty details

At least 2,000 people are believed to have been killed in the attack.

A file photo taken on 30 April, 2013 shows soldiers walking in the street in the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State. Boko Haram launched renewed attacks around a captured town in restive northeast Nigeria this week, razing at least 16 towns and villages, a local government and a union official told AFP on 8 January, 2015. Picture: AFP.

NIGERIA - The Nigerian army has released details of the casualties it suffered following the deadly assault by Boko Haram insurgents in Baga town in Borno State Last week.

At least 2,000 people are believed to have been killed in the attack.

A total of 14 soldiers were killed in action during the attack of Baga town while over 30 others were wounded and are now receiving medical attention.

The Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade in a statement detailing the aftermath of the Boko Haram attack on the border town, said most of those declared missing in action have also rejoined their unit in the ongoing re-organisation for further operations.

He confirmed that the five soldiers, who were "seriously injured" in the attack, were being treated at a military medical facility.

He assured that Nigerian troops had not given up on Baga, which was overrun by the insurgents.