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BOKO HARAM: ACTING GOC 7 DIVISION ESCAPE AMBUSH

BOKO HARAM: ACTING GOC 7 DIVISION ESCAPE AMBUSH

The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s convoy  was about 8.30am early morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram 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.

A statement from Army headquarters said “The soldiers 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.

“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” it added.

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