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BORNO: Boko Haram allegedly ambush and kills army colonel and six soldiers

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed a Lieutenant Colonel and six soldiers following an ambush carried out along Biu-Buni Yadi road, Borno state.

Sources told Daily Trust that the Boko Haram insurgents ambushed the soldiers at Kamuya, a village close to Buratai, home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai (rtd). The soldiers paid a supreme price on their way to Damaturu to buy fuel.

A security source said; 

“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.”

A local source who escaped the incident by whiskers also told the publication; 

“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.”

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