Posted by News Express | 19 April 2016 | 2,353 times
The leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s leading convoy were about 8:30 a.m. ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists enroute to visit troops in Bama.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, disclosed this in a statement just issued by him.
The Army Spokesman said: “Although 1 soldier loss his life and 2 others were injured, they were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them. The recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunitions.
“The Acting GOC has continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also spoken with the GOC.
“The Nigerian Army wish to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding.”
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