2 Army Generals escape Boko Haram IEDs ambush in Borno

2 Army Generals escape Boko Haram IEDs ambush in Borno

Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:15 pm


Chief of Administration of Nigerian Army, Major General IM Alkali (right) and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General VO Ezugwu at the scene of the mine

The Chief of Administration of Nigerian Army, Major General IM Alkali and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VO Ezugwu escaped death on Saturday as their convoy encountered four  Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected Boko Haram terrorists along their way from Bama to Gwoza in Borno State.

An officer of the Army Explosive Ordinance Device team working to detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them

The incident happened around about 10.00am.

The two senior officers were on operational visit to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed for Operation LAFIYA DOLE currently engaged in Operation DEEP PUNCH.

Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said in a statement that the top military commanders  encountered the 4 clustered IEDs buried at a crossing point along Banki Junction and Pulka road, about 6 kilometres to Firgi in Borno State.

He however added that the Army Explosive Ordinance Device team was however able to quickly detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them.

The team among other places visited 112 Task Force Battalion Pulka.

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