B’Haram kills 5 soldiers, 4 civilians in ambush


B’Haram kills 5 soldiers, 4 civilians in ambush[html]NIGERIAN Army has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have killed five soldiers and four civilians in an ambush at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The terro…

NIGERIAN Army has confirmed that Boko Haram terrorists have killed five soldiers and four civilians in an ambush at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State. The terrorists also injured 19 soldiers and a civilian. Confirming the attack on the military, acting director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman said Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected terrorists while returning to base after clearance operations. “Unfortunately, five soldiers, three vigilantes and one Civilian JTF lost their lives during the ambush while 19 soldiers and one Civilian JTF sustained various degrees of injuries. “The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and are in stable condition,” Usman revealed. He said the troops destroyed the
terrorists’ gun truck and recovered two anti-aircraft guns, two spare gun barrels, one General Purpose Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade, one AK-47 rifle and 320 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. “Troops have been mobilised into blocking positions to further neutralise fleeing Boko Haram terrorists,” the army spokesman further informed. Nigerian Pilot recalls that another set of troops had earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk villages before returning to base in Bulabulin. In a related development, based on information received troops swung into action and neutralised the gathering of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Bori village, which is 16 kilometres away from Mainok, outskirt of Maiduguri. “The troops recovered three motorcycles, one hand grenade, one round of 7.62mm ammunition, solar panel, a pair of Niger Republic military camouflage uniform, one Gionee mobile telephone, one Wet Cell battery and half bag of groundnut.” Similarly, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on patrol from Bama to Pulka intercepted suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ drugs and other logistics suppliers from Firgi and Zawan axis, Bama Local Governmnet Area of Borno State, at the terrorists crossing point while trying to cross into Sambisa forest yesterday afternoon. According to the army spokesman, the troops pursued them but were only able to apprehend Kadiri Umate, 35, while others fled into the bush. “The patrol team recovered 35 packets of 500ml of Glocose Intravenous infusion, Drip, assorted analgenics and pain killer drugs, clothes, bathroom slippers, insecticides, salt, kola nuts and a bicycle. The suspect is undergoing preliminary investigations.” In a related development, a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics and fuel supplier, Fantoma Lasani was arrested yesterday by troops in conjunction with Civilian JTF at Muna garage when he came to pick his wife to finally relocate out of Maiduguri. The suspect, who hails from Flatari village, Bama Local Government Area, is among some unpatriotic elements in the society who had been supplying Boko Haram terrorists with Premium Motor Spirit and Automotive Gas Oil in Bama, Gwoza and Sambisa general area.


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