Soldier dies as military chief escapes B’Haram attack

Brigadier-General-Victor-Ezugwu’s• NSA, service heads to brief Senate on Chibok girls

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, was yesterday ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists while visiting troops of 21 Armoured Brigade at Bama in Borno State.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Brig-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, was yesterday ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists while visiting troops of 21 Armoured Brigade at Bama in Borno State.

The attack, which happened around 8:30 a.m., led to the death of a soldier and injuries on two others in the convoy of the military chief.

The GOC, however, was unhurt.
A statement yesterday by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the troops were able to clear the ambush by killing some of the terrorists and recovering vehicles and weapons from the scene.

“The recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, two AK47 rifles and ammunition allegedly used to attack the GOC’s military convoy to Bama, 78 kilometers east of Maiduguri, the state capital,” the statement read in part.

Usman added: “The Acting GOC has 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, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has also spoken to Brig-Gen. Ezugwu on the ambushing.

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

Meanwhile, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno and the service chiefs will today brief the Senate on the challenges being faced in their bid to rescue the rest 219 terrorist group.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who made the announcement yesterday during plenary, said the meeting would afford senators more information on the ongoing anti-terror fight in the North East.

‎He noted that the chamber was worried over the whereabouts of the girls and an alleged lack of master plan by the security agencies to rescue the schoolgirls.

The lawmakers had last Thursday, summoned the NSA and service chiefs in this regard.



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  • Gold Ruyondo

    if Boko Haram is an African problem let there be an African,let the whole of Africa raise up against the evil that is threating all of us

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