Just In: Army Commander, 20 Soldiers Killed In Boko Haram Ambush

Published 4 weeks ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 07:46 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)

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An army commander and about 20 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe, north-east Nigeria.

According to The Cable, the troops were ambushed on their way from Borogozo where the headquarters of the army’s 29 task force brigade is to Benisheikh where they have a forward operating base (FOB).

A military source in sector 2 headquarters of operation Lafiya Dole said the incident happened around 6pm on Wednesday.

“They were on their way to Benisheikh when they ran into the enemy. The commander of that brigade, a colonel, and about 20 soldiers were killed,” he said.

A reinforcement was reportedly sent to the town and it was confirmed that the brigade commander had been killed.

The attack comes bare 48 hours after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, said the war against insurgents had been won.

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titobenja at 07:55 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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"Soldiers Who Were Driving Against Traffic Seen Punishing And Disgracing Driver In Lagos State"
If.it is to slap and beat harmless civilian, una go.get muscle.
Brave5500 at 10:18 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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No is not boko haram that kiiled them is Evans boys  Huh? Cool Sad
fineboy77 at 11:21 AM, 19/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Quote from: Brave5500 on 10:18 PM, 18/07/2019
No is not boko haram that kiiled them is Evans boys  Huh? Cool Sad
U dey mind dem?

Baye77 at 02:53 PM, 19/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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May God have mercy on the dead