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Nigeria Army Commander’s Convoy Ambushed By Boko Haram Militants

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[caption id="attachment_7479" align="alignnone" width="676"] Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu cheers children at Kala Balge in Borno state[/caption]

The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, said that Suspected Boko Haram insurgents ambushed the convoy of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, in a statement, said that Brigadier Ezugwu was ambushed at about 8:30am while he was enroute Bama, Borno state, to visit troops.

“the leading elements of the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu’s leading convoy was about 8.30am on Tuesday morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists enroute to visit troops in Bama, Borno state, north east Nigeria.

“Although 1 soldier lost his live and 2 others were injured, they were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them”.

He said the recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunition.

“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,” he said.

The attack came a day after soldiers clashed with Boko Haram militants in Borno State.