Col. Sani Usman, acting Director of Army Public Relations
Two soldiers lost their lives while two others were critically injured when troops of 5 Brigade Explosive Ordinance Devices (EOD) of the Nigerian Army ran into landmines buried by Boko Haram terrorists while advancing towards Dikwa, Borno State in North East Nigeria, Colonel Sani Usman, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army said in a statement on Friday.
He added that the bodies of the two gallant soldiers have been evacuated, to the rear, while the other two wounded soldiers have also been evacuated and are receiving treatment at the military hospital.
Colonel Usman also revealed that the unit also lost a Mowag Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) due to the buried landmine between old Marte and Kerenoa junction in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.
He however added that despite the sad event, the troops are not deterred as they continued their advance and pursuing the terrorists to their enclaves in Sambisa forest.
In the same vein, Colonel Sani revealed that that troops in the various formations and units in Operation LAFIYA DOLE are in high spirit and more determined to destroy the terrorists camps and enclaves.
He revealed that as part of the continued offensive operations against the Boko Haram terrorists, troops of 7 Brigade have today entered and cleared Gudumbali town, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Col. Usman said during the operation, quite a number of the terrorists were killed while their weapons and equipment were destroyed. The troops, he added are currently doing clearance operations in the general area.
The Army spokesperson also recalled in the statement that the Nigerian Air Force has inflicted heavy damage on the terrorists’ camps within the general area last Monday. …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper