5 Out Of 16 Missing Nigerian Soldiers Found Injured

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

missing nigerian soldiers found

July 24, 2016 – 5 Out Of 16 Missing Nigerian Soldiers Found Injured

The Nigerian Army has rescued five soldiers and officers among those declared missing in action during last Wednesday’s ambush of troops by Boko Haram insurgents.

A commanding officer, three officers and 16 soldiers were declared missing in action following an ambush on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, 20 July.

Army spokesman, Col. Usman Sani who disclosed this on Saturday in a statement said the commanding officer of the troops was among those rescued early this morning, adding that they were in stable condition at a military facility.

Sani’s statement on the rescue of the soldiers read:

”It will be recalled that some of our troops were missing in action after an ambush at Guro Gongon on July 20, 2016.

“Consequently, concerted efforts were initiated to search for and rescue them. The measures included the use of air assets, special forces and patrols.
“We wish to inform you that the search party has this morning found five more officers and soldiers that were declared missing in action, including the unit’s commanding officer.
“Although they are in a stable condition, they have been moved to our medical facilities for medical care.”

The theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, had on Friday at a press briefing, revealed that a commanding officer, three officers and 16 soldiers were still missing in action following an ambush on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, 20 July.

The troops were returning from a successful major operation against the insurgents at Gongon village in Alagarno general area of Borno State, when they were ambushed.

[NAN]

15 thoughts on “5 Out Of 16 Missing Nigerian Soldiers Found Injured

  1. The one happening in Ikorodu right now, the Fulani herdsmen killing innocent people if not nipped in the bud may become another boko haram. When this boko haram started, it was not checked, they were killing and bombing everywhere without counter-attacks. Now they have become so powerful they are one of the deadliest sects in the world. May God help Nigeria.

  2. i dont know the news to believe in this country o,the other day chief of army staff said they have technically defeated bokoharam,still chibok girls we never see but they have defeated bokoharam “technically”,now they r tellin us that boko haram they have “technically” defeated layed ambushed on nigeria army and kidnaped 16 of them,and now army has rescued 5 soldiers,how authentic is this news? or are they politicising the fight against insurgence or what?.

  3. Thank God for the five alive!!! May the remaining soldiers be found alive and stale also IJN

  4. @ I, one of the careless mistakes or attitudes of Nigerians is the slow approach to recognise a problem before it becomes a case of emergency and great concern.

    Take example from the recent killings of Christians in Nigeria, No protest, No retaliation, No any action from any quarter especially from the Christians.

    If this trend continue… Just imagine what will happen in the near future in Nigeria.

    I take a stoll…

  5. I think its high time we need to fight back. We can’t keep waiting in advance. This terrorist are making live miserable for common civilians. WHERE THE HELL IS ALL OUR PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT N PRESIDENT?? IT’S TIME WE STAND UP, PROTEST N FIGHT BACK. THE ONLY WAY GOD COULD INVOLVE HIMSELF AND FIGHT FOR US IS WHEN WE STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK. QQ CAN’T SITDOWN,AND WAIT FOR GOD TO BEGIN THE ACTION. HEAVEN ONLY HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES. PERIOD!

    Our problem can always be traced at easy not accepting our mistakes, dumping of the past (history) while hoping for the future, absence actions in the present… There can be no future without bringing lessons and unsolved puzzles/problems from history into the present to be resolved!!! My fellow citizen, we need to wake up.. It’s absolutely time!!!

    Still, I thank God for the lives saved n I prayer d pending survive n return home safely in Jesus Name. Amen.

    #LGO#

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *