Again, tragedy hits Nigerian Army

  • Loses Lt Colonel, six soldiers to B’Haram terrorists

A Lieutenant Colonel in the Nigerian Army and six soldiers have lost their lives in an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists on Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno State.

The soldiers died exactly a week after the remains of military personnel who were murdered while on a peace mission in Delta State were buried at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

A report by Daily Trust said that the Boko Haram insurgents ambushed the soldiers at Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (retd).

A security source said the soldiers paid the supreme price on their way to Damaturu to buy fuel.

“It’s very sad; they were soldiers of 135 Special Force BN FOB in Buratai. They were ambushed on their way to Damaturu, Yobe state, to buy fuel.

“Unfortunately, we lost an officer, a driver, gunner and four other escorts, while the wounded are in the hospital responding to treatment,” he said.

A local source, who escaped the incident by the whiskers, said while on his way to the neighbouring Yadi town, hometown of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, he ran into the scene.

“I can’t describe the kind of gun battle that ensued, the insurgents who were in large number overwhelmed the soldiers. It’s by God grace that I survived,” he said

Daily Trust

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