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Militants kill Lt Colonel, Six Soldiers In Borno




By Stephen Asaba-ase

Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed a Lieutenant Colonel and six soldiers in an ambush along Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno State.

Congress can report that the soldiers died barely a week after 17 military personnel were exterminated while on a peace mission in Okuama community in Delta State.

It was gathered that the Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the soldiers at Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd).

A civilian source said the soldiers paid a supreme price, adding that they were ambushed and killed 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.

Another 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 number overwhelmed the soldiers. It’s by God grace that I survived,” he added.



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