Crime and Security

Army confirms death of Colonel, Captain, others in Boko Haram ambush

ISWAP kills 10 Nigerian soldiers during ambush in Borno

 

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killings of an Army Colonel, a Captain and three other military operatives in an ambush laid by some Boko Haram terrorists in Borno/ Yobe states axis on Thursday.

 In a statement released on Friday, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, in Charge of the 212 Battalion in the northeast, Col Ado Isa affirmed that the incident happened when troops were in hot pursuit of terrorists who came to attack a military base.

The statement by Col Isa read:

 “Troops of 212 Battalion deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jakana, on Wednesday 18Th July 2019 dealt with and neutralised unconfirmed number of Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists when they woefully attempted to infiltrate their base in dire need for logistics.

“The terrorists came at about 18.45 hours in 7 Gun Trucks and fought fiercely to infiltrate the camp, but the attack was thwarted with heavy fire and bombardment by the gallant and patriotic troops who were vigilant and battle-ready.

“The terrorists couldn’t bear the firepower any longer after losing a significant number of both equipment and personnel in an exchange of fire.

“They lost initiative and withdrew in disarray along the Benisheikh – Damaturu axis, – abandoning a damaged utility Gun truck which was earmarked to convey looted items.

“Troops immediately followed in hot pursuit and the following items were captured:

1 x Anti Aircraft Gun

2 x Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tubes

2 x AK 47 Rifles

15 x Machine Gun rounds

and 12 x AK 47 NATO rounds.

“Sadly, a Colonel and a Captain, as well as 3 soldiers on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu, ran into an ambush staged by the routed/fleeing terrorists from the Jakana axis which led to their unfortunate death.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes reiterated that “Personnel of the Nigerian Army will never be deterred in the ongoing noble and patriotic fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East”.

“He further commended the efforts of the entire troops in the theatre and charged them to remain focused, highly committed and professional in the discharge of their constitutional roles.

“The sacrifices of the fallen heroes in the ongoing fight against terrorism and insurgency is, no doubt, painful to all, but that will further spur us to do more to ensure that our country remains secured, peaceful and free from terrorist activities for the overall interest of the nation.”

Comment With Facebook

Comments (197)

  1. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to search out any person with some unique ideas on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this web site is something that is needed on the internet, someone with slightly originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the web!

  2. lokking more uptdate

  3. Greate post. Keep writing such kind of information on your site.

    Im really impressed by your site.
    Hello there, You’ve done an incredible job.
    I will certainly digg it and for my part suggest to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this website.

  4. i bookmared your site

  5. constantly i used to read smaller posts which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this post which I am reading at this place.|

  6. Basil Gonzales is common history people use to call hime constantly and he totally digs that term. My family lives in Puerto Rico and my parents live localized. Data processing has been my profession for a moment. I am really fond of to jog and We will be starting another thing along going without running shoes. See what’s new smaller website here: #link#

  7. Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to read content from other writers and practice a little something from their store. I?d prefer to use some with the content on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your web blog. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I think the admin of this site is in fact working hard in support of his web page, since here every material is quality based data.|

  9. This is a jolly captivating post. Check my locate Ophelia Cache

  10. My family every time say that I am wasting my time here at net, however I know I am getting familiarity everyday by reading thes nice articles.|

  11. This is a extremely fascinating post. Thwart my position see my site

  12. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?|

  13. Hello. Permit me to introduce the writer. Her name is Mahalia Buchholtz. Solving puzzles is what she loves doing. Vermont has always been my living place having said that i will want to move every year or a pair of. I am currently a procurement officer and the salary recently been really meeting. If you want to find out more check out my website: #link#

  14. This article will help the internet users for setting up new blog or even a weblog from start to end.|

  15. Very shortly this web page will be famous among all blogging and site-building visitors, due to it’s pleasant content|

  16. When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!|

  17. This is a jolly captivating post. Hinder my locate 網頁

  18. I like it whenever people get together and share thoughts. Great website, continue the good work!|

  19. Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|

  20. This is a bleeding interesting post. Hinder my locate transport marfatransport

  21. If you want to obtain a great deal from this piece of writing then you have to apply such techniques to your won webpage.|

  22. There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls feel the impact of just a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  23. This is a bleeding compelling post. Hinder my position 優惠

  24. Every weekend i used to pay a visit this site, as i wish for enjoyment, for the reason that this this website conations in fact fastidious funny material too.|

  25. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.|

  26. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with useful info to work on. You’ve performed a formidable task and our whole community might be thankful to you.|

  27. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am genuinely pleassant to read everthing at single place.|

  28. This is a very compelling post. Check my locate click now

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.