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Terrorists kill Army Lieutenant, injure 4 soldiers

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Defence headquarters yesterday said only an Army Lieutenant was killed and four other soldiers wounded when the terrorist Boko Haram group ambushed the troops along Buratai – Buni Gari road last Thursday.

It also revealed that no fewer than six terrorists were killed when troops pursued the terrorists to their hideouts and engaged them in a shootout.

The Director of Defence Media Operations, Major Gen Edward Buba made this known in a statement, titled “Report On Ambush Along Road Buratai to Buni Gari in Operation Hadin Kai Operational Theatre,” stated that, “On April 5, 2024, at about 0935hrs, troops of Operation Hadin Kai encountered terrorist ambush along Buratai-Buni Gari road.

“Sadly, during the encounter, troops lost a lieutenant that was killed in action, while four personnel were wounded in action and are receiving treatment.

“Troops reinforcement pursued the terrorists to their hideout within the Timbuktu Triangle and made contact. Troops neutralised six of the terrorists recovering 5 AK 47 rifles and 103 rounds of the 7. 62mm special ammunition.

“The remaining terrorist ran in disarray . However, troops are in hunt of the remnant terrorists that fled the firefight.”

 

 

 

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