A reliable military insider has confirmed the death of some colleagues lost to the Terrorist group, Boko-Haram during an attack in two separate attacks in three days.
He confirmed 11 soldiers dead and eight others wounded during the attack.
The first incident, involving troops deployed at the Forward Operating Base in Sabon Gari, Borno State, occurred at about 6p.m. on Monday, when over 200 Boko Haram terrorists on motorcycles suddenly descended on the base. It was learned that the terrorists had five gun trucks on which twin-barrelled artillery guns were mounted.
In this attack, five soldiers were killed in action, while nine others were injured. Four other soldiers were missing at press time.
Two days later, the second attack was launched on them. The attack occurred at about 8: 45a.m yesterday, three soldiers were killed in the attack while two were injured. The troops also lost one gun truck, one mine lab detector device and four AK-47 rifles.
Our sources said a large number of terrorists were killed in the two incidents, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries.
Efforts to get Army spokesperson, Brigadier General Sani Usman; Defence spokesperson, Major General John Enenche, and Commander of Multi-National Joint Task Force in Maiduguri, Major General Leo Irabor, were unsuccessful. While Usman and Irabor did not respond to calls and text messages to their respective phone lines yesterday,