Nigerian Soldiers Ran Into Boko Haram Ambush

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman
Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman

THE Nigerian Soldiers ran into ambush after clearing Guro Gongon Village and its environs to rout out the remains of the Islamic terrorists’ camps, weapons, foodstuff and other things.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said this happened early Friday morning, adding that after the troop recovered one gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, a MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), one Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, one Light Machine Gun, three AK-47 rifles and motorcycles ran into a group of Boko Haram terrorists that came to reinforce their fleeing comrades.

The troop, according to Col Usman, fought back gallantly killing several of the insurgents.

Meanwhile, 19 soldiers and three civilian JTF members were wounded in the action, while a few others were missing.

Col Usman in his word: “The wounded have been evacuated and are responding to treatment, while a search and rescue party comprising of Special Forces personnel has since been dispatched to establish contact with the missing in action troops, some of whom, as at the time of filing this report, have started returning to their defensive location.

“It is pertinent to state that, no stone would be left unturned until every person involved in the operation has been accounted for.”