Army commander escapes Boko Haram ambush, soldier killed

Army convoyThe convoy of the acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, was ambushed on Tuesday morning by suspected members of Boko Haram, Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman said.

Ezugwu was on his way to visit the troops fighting Boko Haram in Bama.

“The leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s leading convoy was about 8.30am this morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists en route to visit troops in Bama,” Usman said in the statement.

He said that though a soldier was killed by the insurgents and two others injured, they were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles, and several ammunition from the terrorists.

Usman said the acting GOC, in spite of the attack, continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also spoken with the GOC,” he said.

“The Nigerian Army wish to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding.”



7 Comments
  • Onyewuchi Nze

    Boko is technically defeated. All these their actions are just nontechnical.

  • Chike Ibeabuchi

    I THOUGHT THAT THESE BOKO HARAM HAVE BEEN ROOTED OUT. HOW DID THEY SUMMON THE COURAGE TO ATTACK AN ARMY COMMANDER? THEY ARE MAD.

  • ProlifiQflow

    Smell a rat?

  • ade

    How did the Boko Haram demons know he was visiting?

  • Mizch

    It is month of April. Any news can be like a Fool’s day. hahahahaha
    But if true, thanks be to God for saving him.

  • Ralf

    Lai Mhmmd explain plz….

  • Vexbabe

    God bless and protect our Army personnels. Its not easy leaving your family and fighting for a country that never appreciates your input, my heart and prayers are with the troops in the North. God bless Nigeria

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