Boko Haram Ambush Nigerian Soldiers, Kill 21
Boko Haram insurgents ambushed Nigerian soldiers killing at least 20 soldiers, including an army commander.
Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed Nigerian soldiers killing at least 20 soldiers, including an army commander.
The incident happened around 6 pm on Wednesday in Yobe state.
The terrorists ambushed the soldiers on their way from Borogozo in Yobe.
The Army has a headquarter in Benisheikh in Yobe where Forward Operating Base (FOB) is located.
Though the army sent a reinforcement, the brigade commander had already been killed before their arrival, according to the report.
“They were on their way to Benisheikh when they ran into the enemy. The commander of that brigade, a colonel, and about 20 soldiers were killed,” he said.
A captain and four soldiers were among the bodies identified and later were later moved to the 7 division hospital in Maiduguri, Borno State capital
The soldiers who escaped the ambushed has reportedly returned to Benishkeih in Yobe State.
Despite the government repeated statement that the insurgents had been defeated, the group have of recent times escalated its attacks.
The Boko Haram terrorists in June killed 28 soldiers and ransacked the military based in Gajiram, Nganzai local government area of Borno.