At least 3 Soldiers have been killed while 8 others sustained various degrees of injuries when troops repelled attack from suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Monguno.
IVOTES gathered that a military convoy was moving from Monguno to Maiduguri when it was ambushed by the Boko Haram terrorists at Gasarwa village, some distance to Gajiram community
A source told our reporter that one Gun truck was lost by the military during the ambush. According to the source, the new Commander sector 3 of operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu with some troops immediately moved to the ambush location .
” Movement restrictions from Monguno to Maiduguri has been imposed as passengers going to Maiduguri by road are all stranded . Security situation remain calm in Monguno town,” the source said.
A statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Maiduguri by Col Sagir Musa, the Army spokesman, said troops patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area.
The statement reads:” Troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE attached to Super Camp Monguno on Friday 30th August 2019 while on patrol dealt a devastating blow on Book Haram terrorists along Monguno-Mairari-Gajiram axis.
” The patrol team came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them with heavy volume of fire that neutralized countless number while a few escaped with gun shot wounds going by blood trails in the general area.
” The gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.
” Sadly, during the encounter 3 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while 8 other soldiers sustained injuries. The bodies of the fallen heroes and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated.
Sagir said the wounded are being treated and are in stable condition.
” The highly motivated troops have continued combing the general area with a view to clear remnants of hiding terrorists.
” The Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, along with some Principal Staff Officers from the Army Headquarters, Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other Commanders, have visited the troops and those wounded in the hospital .
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