General’s convoy ambushed by Boko Haram insurgents, soldier dies

The convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, was ambushed by Boko Haram insurgents at about 8.30am on Tuesday, April 19.

Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu was travelling to Bama, Borno state on an operational visit when the attack took place.

According to Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, a soldier in the convoy of the General lost his life while two others were injured.

“Although 1 soldier lost his life and 2 others were injured, they were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them. The recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunitions.”

“The Acting GOC has continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri. The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also spoken with the GOC.”

“The Nigerian Army wish to reiterate its unalloyed commitment and determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding.”

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