The Nigeria Army have issued a press statement on the Tuesday’s ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists during the general’s visit troops in Bama local government area of Borno state.
In a statement issued on the platform of Operation Lafiya Dole, Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said that 1 soldier loss his live and 2 others were injured during the ambush.
h 1 soldier loss his live and 2 others were injured, they were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them.
The recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunitions.
“The Acting GOC has continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.
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The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also spoken with the GOC.
“The Nigerian Army wish to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding”. Kukasheka stated.