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Lieutenant, 6 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush


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A Lieutenant and six soldiers have been killed during an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists along Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno State.

Dailytrust quoting a security source report that the soldiers were killed while on their way to Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd).

The source said, “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”.

A local source, who escaped the incident by whiskers, said while on his way to the neighboring 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.

Meanwhile, the soldiers death is coming a week after military officers who were murdered while on a peace mission in Delta State were laid to rest at National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

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