Army: How Commanding Officer, 2 Soldiers Were Killed


Tukur Buratai
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Tukur Buratai

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Nigerian Army Wednesday gave insights into the circumstances surrounding the death of the Commanding Officer (CO) of 154 Task Force Battalion, Borgozo, Borno State, Lt. Col. Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu, and two other soldiers.

This is coming as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its recently inaugurated 271 NAF Detachment, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State yielded dividends with the killing of 12 armed bandits in the area and the release of 15 kidnap victims.

The Army Headquarters said the fallen soldiers died in action while on a clearance operation.

“The late Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu was the Commanding Officer (CO), of 154 Task Force Battalion Borgozo.

“He was on a clearance operation along Mauli- Borgozo when his vehicle climbed on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which detonated resulting in his death and that of two other soldiers while…

Source: Thisday Newspaper