The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has revealed that 2 soldiers were killed in an ambush launched against troops by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday 17th of May.
John Enenche, The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, said 3 members of the terrorist group were also killed in the ambush which took place when troops of Combat Team 1, Operation Kantana Jimlan were on patrol along Buni Yadi – Buni Gari axis of Yobe State.
Eneche said soldiers encountered several Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a Boko Haram ambush which took 8 kilometres ahead of Buni-Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. He further stated that 3 soldiers sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion.
The Defence Headquarters spokesperson added;
“Three terrorists were neutralised, while unconfirmed number escaped with various degrees of injury.”
This is coming hours after some alleged soldiers were spotted cursing the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Tukur Buratai in an undated video. In the video which went viral after being shared online, a “soldier” who alongside others suffered an ambush, showed off an MRAP which was burning in the background.
One of the said soldiers was heard saying “e no go better for army, this thing army do us e no go better for them. Army don sell us finish, see where dem dey attack, see where dem ambush us. After dem don finish us army go send jet. Buratai e no go better for you for life. it cannot be better for Buratai”
See the video below;
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