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Army Lieutenant, six others killed on Borno-Yobe road

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Boko Haram sect has ambushed a military vehicle conveying a Lieutenant (names withheld) and other soldiers along the Biu-Buratai-Buni Yadi road.

The road that links Borno and Yobe states has remained a death trap, as it has witnessed a series of deadly attacks in the recent past.

Reliable sources revealed that the attack which occurred on Thursday evening led to the killing of the lieutenant Officer, a driver, gunner, and four other soldiers.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that several numbers of the terrorists/attackers were killed during an exchange of gunfire with troops near Kamuya village, just a few kilometres drive from Buratai, the hometown of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Retired).

A security source also confirmed the development to our Correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “Yes based on the situation report, soldiers of 135 Special Force BN FOB in Buratai were ambushed by terrorists on their way to Damaturu, the Yobe state capital to buy fuel.

“Unfortunately, one (1) officer was killed, including a driver, gunner plus four (4) other escort”. Said the Security Source. End

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