DHQ: Lieutenant Killed, 4 Personnel Wounded In Terrorist’ Ambush

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) expressed profound regret over the loss of a Lieutenant in a terrorist ambush that occurred last Friday within the volatile Borno/Yobe border towns of Buratai and Buni Gari.

 The ambush also resulted in injuries to four other personnel who are currently receiving medical treatment.

In a statement issued by the Director of Defence Media Operations, Maj-Gen. Edward Buba, the DHQ disclosed that in a subsequent encounter, fighting forces successfully neutralized six terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition. 

The operation, which took place along the Buratai – Buni Gari road, saw troops engaging insurgents in the Timbuktu Triangle.

Maj-Gen. Buba highlighted the bravery and resilience of the troops, emphasizing their commitment to restoring peace and security in the region.

 “Troops reinforcement pursued the terrorists to their hideout within the Timbuktu Triangle and made contact. Troops neutralized six of the terrorists, recovering five AK-47 rifles and 103 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition,” he stated.

Despite the success of the operation, the DHQ acknowledged the challenges posed by insurgents and reaffirmed its dedication to ongoing efforts aimed at apprehending fleeing suspects. 

“The remaining terrorists ran in disarray. However, troops are in the hunt for the remnant terrorists that fled the firefight,” Maj-Gen. Buba affirmed.

The loss of the Lieutenant serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by military personnel in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria’s northeastern region. 

The DHQ extends its condolences to the family and colleagues of the fallen officer, while also commending the bravery and professionalism displayed by the troops in the face of adversity.

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