Nigerian Army Confirms Death Of Another Lieutenant Colonel In Boko Haram Ambush

Date: 24-11-2016 3:07 pm (5 years ago) | Author: CLARA JANCITA
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A new report has confirmed that top Nigerian army commander has been ambushed and killed by Boko Haram terrorists. The Nigerian Army on Wednesday confirmed the death of B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel, in a Boko Haram ambush. The army commander was killed after soldiers of his 114 TF battalion were ambushed by Boko Haram who used explosives on the battalion.
 
Mr. Umar died immediately in the attack which took place at about 9:30 a.m. on the 15th of November 2016. Also,  another officer, a lieutenant, died later from the attack while eight others were injured.
 
This was revealed on Wednesday by the commander of the Nigerian Army in the north-east, Lucky Irabor, during a press conference, who said:
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“On 15 Nov 16 at about 0930hrs own troops while on patrol to MUBI encountered an IED explosion along Bitta – Pirang road and thereafter were ambushed by BHT”, Mr. Irabor, a major general, said, according to the text of a press conference he delivered on Wednesday.
 
“Troops successfully cleared the ambush after a fight and unfortunately the Commanding Officer, Lt Col BU Umar lost his life on the spot. Subsequently, Lt Muktar also died in the hospital where 8 others soldiers who are wounded in action were receiving treatment. The wounded soldiers have been responding to treatment”.

 
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“In all the operations, a total of 5,235 people were rescued from the BHT”, Mr. Irabor said while detailing the achievements of Nigeria’s troops in the last two months.
 
The major general described the recent upsurge of suicide bombers as very unfortunate. He, however, said the impacts of the blasts have been minimal as only the bombers got killed in most cases.
 
“The impact of recent bombings in Maiduguri, though sad and unfortunate, was minimal due to the alertness of troops and other security agencies”, he said.
 
“Apart from the one wherein 2 CJTF personnel were killed and some others wounded, only the terrorists died, while one was captured alive. The captured suicide bomber is assisting in the investigation into cases of suicide bombings. The incidents are only indicative of a weakened and defeated BHT. Their ignoble adventure is destined to fail totally.”
 
Mr. Irabor said soldiers have intercepted several arms and ammunition from the insurgents. One of such interceptions was made on November 13, he said.
 
“At about 2130hrs, own troops at FOB Potiskum arrested a trailer truck with registration number Yobe (XA 960 NGU) along Potiskum – Azare road enroute Kano based on information from DSS”, he said.
 
“The truck was arrested with 22 sharpened new cutlasses, a knife, 7 catapults, 5 military belts, 41 iron rollers, 9 sharpened iron rods, 6 hollow irons, a first aid box, 2 tents and various black and red flags of IMN sect. The driver and 2 other persons were arrested with the truck. The suspects and items have been handed over to the Nigeria Police for further action."


Posted: at 24-11-2016 03:07 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
- jessysm at 24-11-2016 04:05 PM (5 years ago)
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Posted: at 24-11-2016 04:05 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- emytex74 at 24-11-2016 04:11 PM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 24-11-2016 04:11 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 24-11-2016 05:01 PM (5 years ago)
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RIP.............. BUT UNA MUST CARRY ON
Posted: at 24-11-2016 05:01 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Trueyarn at 24-11-2016 05:06 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm,"RIP gallant hero"
Posted: at 24-11-2016 05:06 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Trueyarn at 24-11-2016 05:07 PM (5 years ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 24-11-2016 05:01 PM
RIP.............. BUT UNA MUST CARRY ON
Them need to carry on,if them retreat nah that people wey go die go plenty pass.
Posted: at 24-11-2016 05:07 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- AmazingMarie at 24-11-2016 05:49 PM (5 years ago)
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the Nigeria army should use military intelligence to stop this ambush shit. is that how they will wait to kill all their men?
Posted: at 24-11-2016 05:49 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- 1marviz at 24-11-2016 06:24 PM (5 years ago)
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Na  wa o
Posted: at 24-11-2016 06:24 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chukkychukky at 24-11-2016 06:28 PM (5 years ago)
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no biafran killer will go unpunished

Posted: at 24-11-2016 06:28 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- innocentbola at 24-11-2016 07:31 PM (5 years ago)
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May his soul rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted: at 24-11-2016 07:31 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kacylee at 24-11-2016 08:03 PM (5 years ago)
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WHATS HAPPENING AT THE CAMP OF OUR TROOPS, I SENSE THERE IS A SNITCH AMONGST OUR TROOP, INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE DONE IMMEDIATELY AND THOROUGHLY, COS AMBUSH KILLING IS GETTING TOO MUCH, EXCEPT SAY THE DEATHS ARE POLITICALLY PLANNED

Posted: at 24-11-2016 08:03 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- emma4love3 at 24-11-2016 09:21 PM (5 years ago)
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mmm ok our men shuld alaways be on high alertness
Posted: at 24-11-2016 09:21 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- CHRISETTE at 25-11-2016 12:32 AM (5 years ago)
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Eya rip to them
Posted: at 25-11-2016 12:32 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- EDDYPRINCE at 25-11-2016 08:53 PM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmmm Galant hero
Posted: at 25-11-2016 08:53 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- EDDYPRINCE at 25-11-2016 08:54 PM (5 years ago)
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RIP
Posted: at 25-11-2016 08:54 PM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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