Boko Haram: Attack Kills Four Soldiers, Injures 16 others

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Boko Haram: Attack Kills Four Soldiers, Injures 16 others

About four soldiers one of whom was an officer was killed and 16 others injured when an army convoy ran into an ambush setup by suspected Boko Haram members. This attack comes at a time when the army had declared that they had effectively crushed the group.

The army confirmed the attack on its convoy and stated that three of the attackers were killed and weapons and some ammunition recovered.

The group has had leadership issues with ISIS announcing the emergence of a new leader in the person of Abu-Musab Albarnawi. Many thought that this news signified the death of Shekau until his recent videos showed he was alive. It now appears that there are two factions of the sect.

This latest attack occurred on the same day as the release of Shekau’s latest video. The army has also confirmed the death of about 10 soldiers within the last 6 days.

What does this portend to the fight against terrorism? The division among the sect seems to have sparked off increased violence. Are the different sects trying to outshine the other?

Speaking on the attacks, Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman said “Today, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on administration patrol from Maiduguri encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and ambush between Miyanti and Dareljamal, Borno State,” he said.

“The ambush was cleared and 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops. They also recovered a Machine Gun, 1 AK-47 Rifle and some quantity of ammunition.

“Unfortunately, we lost an officer and 3 soldiers, while 16 soldiers and 3 Civilian JTF sustained injuries during the encounter. Similarly, 2 vehicles that entered the IED were badly damaged. The wounded have since been evacuated and are in stable condition”.

He Colonel Usman had earlier confirmed that a detachment of the Nigerian army had a confrontation with the sect at the Dikwa-Gambarou road in Borno. In this battle, 22 members of the sect were killed while two soldiers were killed.

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Tony Odinak

Technically we have defeated boko haram 😜😜😜

Shehu Salisu

Buhari is a decietful lier who decieves nigerians that he defeated BH BUT all it is lies.

Emeka Okoro

The only solution to Nigeria’s problems is to to break the EVIL Contraption Nigeria.. If not Nigeria will remain at Zero.. I call on UN, AU, ECOWAS, EU, hrw, the world to step in and tell Hitler, Tyrant Buhari the simple truth.. freeNnamdiKanu freeBiafra