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Nigeria: Terrorists Kill Lieutenant, Six Soldiers In Ambush [photos]

Nigeria: Terrorists Kill Lieutenant, Six Soldiers In Ambush How Nasco Group, Prominent Northerners Funded Terrorism, Including Boko Haram, in Africa - Investigations
A soldier observes temperature checks at the border between Abuja and Nasarawa, as the authorities try to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Nigeria March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde – RC2KUF9DQH37

A Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army and six soldiers were killed in an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorists along Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno State, local reports reveal.

The soldiers were killed in the wake of burial of another set of soldiers who were slain while on a peace mission in Delta State.

The insurgents were said to have ambushed the soldiers at Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd).

A security source said the soldiers paid a supreme price on their way to Damaturu to buy fuel.

“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,” he said.

A source told reporters that 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. 

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