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Nigerian Army Mourns Loss of Lt. Colonel, Six Soldiers In Boko Haram Ambush

A somber mood envelops the Nigerian Army as news emerges of the tragic loss of a Lieutenant Colonel and six soldiers in a ruthless ambush by Boko Haram terrorists along the Biu-Buni Yadi road in Borno State.

This devastating incident comes just a week after the solemn burial of military personnel who were slain during a peace mission in Delta State, as they were laid to rest at the National Military Cemetery in Abuja.

According to reports gathered by Daily Trust, the Boko Haram insurgents executed the ambush at Kamuya, a village near Buratai, the hometown of former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai (retired).

A security source revealed that the soldiers met their untimely fate while en route to Damaturu, Yobe state, with the intention of purchasing fuel. Tragically, they fell victim to the merciless assault by the insurgents.

“It’s very sad; they were soldiers of 135 Special Force BN FOB in Buratai. They were ambushed on their way to Damaturu, Yobe state, to buy fuel,” lamented the source.

 “Unfortunately, we lost an officer, a driver, gunner, and four other escorts, while the wounded are in the hospital responding to treatment.”

Eyewitnesses to the harrowing scene recounted the sheer intensity of the gun battle that unfolded, with one individual narrowly escaping the onslaught.

 “I can’t describe the kind of gun battle that ensued; the insurgents, who were in large numbers, overwhelmed the soldiers. It’s by God’s grace that I survived,” expressed the local source.

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