Militants of the deadly terror group, Boko Haram on Tuesday ambushed the convoy of the Acting, General Officer, Commanding Division 7 of the Nigeria Army, Victor Ezugwu, the Nigerian Army said.
According to a statement issued by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, “the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s leading convoy was about 8.30am on Tuesday morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists enroute to visit troops in Bama, Borno state, north east Nigeria”.
While the GOC escaped the ambush, Usman also said “although 1 soldier lost 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.
“The acting GOC has continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the two wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.
“The chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has also spoken with the GOC.
The Nigeria army wishes to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding.”
“Thank you for your kind cooperation.”