Nigerian Army Commander Ambushed By Boko Haram

Nigerian ArmyThe leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s convoy was about 8.30am on Tuesday morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on his way to visit troops in Bama.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to him, one soldier lost his life and two others were injured, but the soldiers 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, two AK-47 rifles and several ammunition.

Meanwhile, 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 wishes to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding,” Colonel Usman said.

Boko Haram Kills Soldier, 6 Others In Fresh Borno Attacks

Boko HaramAbout seven persons including a soldier, have been killed in both Bam and Gajigana villages of Biu and Magumeri local government areas of Borno State.

While unspecified numbers of teenage girls were abducted in Bam village, scores of people were injured in Gajigana village after insurgents set ablaze shops and houses without confrontation.

Bam is about 7 kilometres away from Buratai village the home town of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai.

Buratai’s village has suffered series of Boko Haram attacks including the razing down of a mansion owned by the Army General.