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6 Soldiers Killed In Haram Ambush In Yobe
Nigerian soldiers reportedly have killed Twenty-six Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday, hours after the rampaging insurgents killed not less than six troops in an ambush in Yobe State.
However, military authorities in Yobe stated one soldier was killed and one other one injured.
Reliable sources notified the military operatives were on their way for an induction ahead of their deployment to the North East’s battlegrounds when the militants put a blockade on the expressway.
A source in the area said 6 Amy personnel died at a spot during the overrun and plenty of others sustained deep injuries.
“The terrorists attacked our troops who were heading towards Buni Yadi and then retreated towards the dreaded Alagarno village,” he informed DailyTrust.
It was learned that the terrorists raided the troops at Gonan Kaji, a village in Gujba Local Government Area along the Damaturu- Biu Highway.
The Nigerian Army under “Operation Tura Takai Bango” ascertained that the army deployed shortly after the snare killed 28 terrorists.
In an announcement signed by Brigadier- General Benard Onyeuko, the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, the Military remarked that soldiers from headquarters and those from 27 Task Force Brigade, Buni Gari, and others from Special Forces Coaching College, Buni Yadi, resisted the assault.
“The soldiers tactically out-maneuvered the criminals and engaged them with superior firepower resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.
“In the same vein, one Boko Haram gun truck was destroyed with its occupants while another gun truck was captured from the fleeing criminals. Other equipment captured from the criminals include 2 Anti -Aircraft guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a vulcanizing machine.”
“Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter,” he stated.