Boko Haram Kills 9 Nigerian Soldiers, 20 Others Missing Following Ambush Attack

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Boko Haram Kills 9 Nigerian Soldiers, 20 Others Missing Following Ambush Attack

9 Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram terror sect with 20 0thers still missing in an ambush attack in Borno state.

The victims were said to belong to Operation Lafiya Dole.

According to reports, the bodies of nine soldiers had been recovered in Gudumbali town of Borno State.

This followed a fierce battle between the troops and Boko Haram insurgents who were said to have planned a massive attack in the axis.

The soldiers were reportedly ambushed by the terrorists in a village called Granda, engaging them overnight from Monday until the early hours of Tuesday.

The troops were said to be closely supported with air warfare by the Air Component of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

Sources told Channels Television that some of the soldiers later fled, leading to the overpowering of the military base during which nine soldiers got killed in battle.

They added that seven out of the fallen soldiers were slaughtered as the insurgents beat a retreat.

The bodies of the slain soldiers have since been evacuated and deposited at the military hospital in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Eyewitnesses’ report said the insurgents carted away a fuel tanker and other vehicles of different brands.

But it is not clear if the terrorists abducted some of the missing soldiers as claimed, as only the outcome of a search party and a headcount would determine that.

The ambushed battalion had just been deployed to Gudumbali to commence a new operational strategy code-named “Super Camp”.

It was gathered that the insurgents had sent out spies around the military base who pretended to be farmers, only for the attack to happen.

The Nigerian Army authorities have yet to confirm the incident and the casualty figure.

5 thoughts on “Boko Haram Kills 9 Nigerian Soldiers, 20 Others Missing Following Ambush Attack

  1. The problem is about the military men who are working hand in hand with these terrorists. The traitors are among the uniformed men. How on earth could terrorists defeat the soldiers? Nigerian government needs to re-strategize and work in collaboration with Navy and Air Force.

    When the United States went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, they fought along side by side and the joint effort of Marine, Air Force, Navy and Army. In Nigeria, the battle of Boko Haram insurgent was left to the responsibility of Nigerian Army alone which is wrong. While attacking them from Air, the Air Force men should be able to give the ground soldiers signal to show them direction of these dreaded organization, this war would have been over by now.

    I learnt that the Air Force refused to work with Nigeria Army because they are on separate budget. Hello!! Nigerians are we insane? this fight should be a joint fight.

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