One Soldier Killed, Others Injured As Boko Haram Ambush GOC

Convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, is said to have come under attack early this morning from suspected Boko Haram, leading to the death of one soldier.
According a spokesman for the Army, Sani Usman, in a statement said that the Army commander was on to Bama in a routine visit to troops of the division fighting the insurgence, when his convoy came under an ambush.
The statement said “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s leading convoy was about 8.30am on Tuesday morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists enroute to visit troops in Bama, Borno state, north east Nigeria”.
It said that apart from the death of a soldier, two others were injured, in the attack, but that the convoy was able to clear the ambush, and killed some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them.
He said the recovered items from the attackers, include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunitions.
He further said that despite this, Acting GOC continued with his operational visit , while the body of the killed soldier and the wounded conveyed to Maiduguri.
“The Nigerian Army wish to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding,” the statement quoted the spokesman as saying.


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