Nigerian military speaks on terrorists' ambush on troops in Borno


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….Military says its troops killed six Boko Haram members in the Borno ambush

By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Nigerian military has given more information on the ambush by terrorist group which reportedly claimed the life of a lieutenant and some of its troops along Buratai-Buni Gari road, Borno State on Friday.

While clarifying what happened during the Borno ambush, Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, said that the the ambush involved troops of Operation Hadin Kai.

According to him, while an army Lieutenant died in the Borno ambush, four other personnel, who sustained injuries in action, were receiving treatment.

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Buba, however, said the troops’ reinforcement pursued the terrorist to their hideout within the Timbuktu Triangle and neutralised six of them.

According to him, troops recovered five AK 47 rifles and 103 rounds of the 7.62mm special ammunition.

“The remaining terrorist ran in disarray and the troops are in hunt of the remnant terrorist that fled the firefight,” he said.


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