Sad: 20 Soldiers Killed, Several Injured By Boko Haram Ambush InBorno

4 weeks ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
-- Online (m) at 8-07-2020 08:48PM

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Not fewer than 20 soldiers have been killed and several other injured when suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed troops’ convoys in Borno State on Tuesday, sources have said.
It was learnt that the incident occurred along Damboa/Maiduguri highway at about 30 kilometers away from Damboa town.
A security source said that the terrorists opened fire on troops which resulted in the deaths of many soldiers.
“It was so sad, our troops went on clearing operations on the way back to Damboa at 30 kilometers away.
“The terrorists laid an ambushed and shot from every angle.
“We lost more than a dozen soldiers.
“The corpses of the soldiers have been evacuated to Maiduguri as well as those who sustained injures.
“They are currently receiving treatment in the military facility,” a security source said.
But, the Defence Headquarters is insisting that that is not what happened.
It said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, on July 7,  eliminated 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in the ambush.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Wednesday, said that only two soldiers died, while four were wounded in the encounter.
Enenche said the success was recorded by the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, deployed at Damboa in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Special Forces, while on clearance operations along the route.
He said the troops outflanked and engaged the criminals with overwhelming volume of fire power, forcing the terrorists to withdraw in disarray.
According to him, in the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals were neutralised, while several others were believed to have narrowly escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
He added that cache of arms and ammunition were equally captured by the troops.
“Regrettably, two valiant soldiers paid the supreme price while four others were wounded in action.
“However, the wounded in action soldiers have been evacuated to a military medical facility and currently responding positively to treatment,” he said.



-- dopygenius (m) at 8-07-2020 08:54PM
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You see this country will never moved forward when those at the top will never be truthful for once,even if it is one soilder that died,is that not a human life being wasted,weda na Boko Haram ambush them or soilders defeated them which one una want make we believe now??? Huh?
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-- taypetdun Online (m) at 8-07-2020 09:52PM
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Stop wasting soldiers lives. Who are those leaking information to Boko Haram if there are no insiders. Look at how innocent people are dieing , meanwhile the army is presenting to Nigerians victory information about subduing the insurgents. God will definitely fish out those saboteurs in the army. I cannot see why soldiers will go out for operation and they are ambushed, it can only happen in Nigeria. Vote of no confidence for the service chiefs, they have betrayed the country.
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-- Sameola1 (m) at 8-07-2020 11:10PM
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Honestly, it's better this country just break. I'm sure all the bad elements in government, in military and even the terrorists themselves would be exposed
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-- collinsuchendu (m) at 8-07-2020 11:53PM
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Mumu government
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