The dreaded Boko Haram sect on Tuesday morning ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.
According to the Nigerian Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, the convoy was ambushed “about 8.30am this morning by suspected Boko terrorists enroute to visit troops in Bama.
“Although 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.”
Col Usman said the Acting GOC continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.
“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” he said.