Monday, 23 July 2018

Soldier Reportedly Killed During Boko Haram Ambush In Yobe

A gallant soldier, simply identified as Julius, reportedly died in an ambush of Boko Haram yesterday in Yobe State.

The sad incident occurred around noon and a half, along the Sasawa Road in Babbangida, in the local government area of ​​Tarmuwa, Yobe State.

His friends took on social media to mourn him. Stanlezz Vic wrote: "I never see a nice soldier like you ... You go your way without finding any problems, you were such a diligent soldier, you act according to the orders given, I sometimes think that you were created differently but now you have left without telling you that you are leaving.

Here is a statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director of public relations of theater operation Lafiya Dole on the incident.

Troops of the 233th Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole killed numerous Boko Haram insurgents as they attempted to counter an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents along the Sasawa Road in the area of ​​Boko Haram. Babobe. The troops met the ambush today around 12:30, during a combat patrol to clear the general area of ​​elements fleeing Boko Haram insurgents who went on a rampage for food and logistics.

The gallant troops subdued and neutralized the insurgents in the fight against the fire that followed and managed to get out of the ambush.

The information has so far confirmed that the insurgents whose initial mission was to attack and loot the nearby Babangida market for food and other logistics, have aborted the mission to organize the ambush on the patrol wind. troops. Unfortunately, while fighting through the ambush, the troops recorded some losses.

The situation has been tightly controlled by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and additional troops have been mobilized in the area to reinforce patrol troops, while the Air Force is conducting aerial surveillance of the area to track down insurgent survivors. leak.

Good people from the Babangida Local Government Area and Yobe State in general are invited not to panic but to remain calm and consistent.

Please disseminate this information to the general public through your news media.

Thank you for your pleasant cooperation.

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