Landmine kills four Nigerian soldiers in Borno

Sep 26 2016 - 1:09pm
Nigerian soldiers

Nigerian soldiers

 

Four Nigerian soldiers were killed on Sunday when troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on administration patrol from Maiduguri encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and ambush between Miyanti and Dareljamal, Borno State, the Army said in a statement late Sunday evening.

Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director, Defence Information who announced this in a statement however said the ambush was cleared while 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops.

He added that the recovered a Machine Gun, 1 AK-47 Rifle and some quantity of ammunition.

His full statement reads, “Today, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on administration patrol from Maiduguri encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and ambush between Miyanti and Dareljamal, Borno State.

“The ambush was cleared and 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops. They also recovered a Machine Gun, 1 AK-47 Rifle and some quantity of ammunition.

“Unfortunately, we lost an officer and 3 soldiers, while 16 soldiers and 3 Civilian JTF sustained injuries during the encounter. Similarly, 2 vehicles that entered the IED were badly damaged.

“The wounded have since been evacuated and are in stable condition.”

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