6 Terrorists Killed, One Army Lieutenant Died, Four Soldiers Injured in Borno-Yobe Road Ambush

The Defence Headquarters on Sunday said a lieutenant of the Nigerian Army was killed in action while four other personnel were wounded during a terrorists ambush along Road  Buratai - Buni Gari on Friday, April 5.  

According to a statement by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. Buba Edward, the wounded personnel are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.  

It, however, said six of the terrorists were also killed during the bloody encounter.  The ambush by the terrorists was said to have resulted in a serious gun battle with the troops of Operation Hadin Kai.  

General Buba said troops recovered five AK 47 rifles and 103 rounds of the 7. 62mm special ammunition from the terrorists.  

He, however, said troops are on the trail of the remaining terrorists who laid ambush for them. 

The statement said, “On April 5, 2024, at about 0935hrs, troops of  Operation Hadin Kai encountered a terrorist ambush along Road  Buratai – Buni Gari.   

“Sadly, during the encounter, troops lost a Lieutenant who was killed in action. While four personnel were wounded in action and receiving treatment.  

“Troops’ reinforcement pursued the terrorists to their hideout within the Timbuktu Triangle and made contact.  

“Troops neutralised sux of the terrorists recovering five AK-47 rifles and 103 rounds of the 7. 62mm special ammunition. The remaining terrorists ran in disarray.  “However, troops are in hunt of the remnant terrorists that fled the firefight.”  

It would be recall that 17 of the Nigerian Army personnel who went on a peacekeeping mission in Delta State lost their lives in an ambush. The personnel were killed in the Okuama community on March 14. 

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