Fresh tragedy hits Nigerian Army as soldiers die in Boko Haram ambush

Usman Abdullah
Usman Abdullah
Soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

At least six soldiers have lost their lives in an ambush along Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno state.

The soldiers died exactly a week after the military personnel who were murdered while on a peace mission in Delta State were laid to rest at National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

NewMailNG gathered that the Boko Haram insurgent ambushed the soldiers at Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, the 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, a gunner, and four other escorts, while the wounded are in the hospital responding to treatment,” he said.

A local source, who escaped the incident by whiskers, said 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 numbers, overwhelmed the soldiers. It’s by God’s grace that I survived,” he said.


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