Troops descend on terrorists’ convoy in Chad, lose soldiers, policeman
- Some Nigerian soldiers paid the ultimate price during a recent attack that neutralised insurgents around the Lake Chad region
- About three of the gallant soldiers alongside a top officer were killed in the operation
- Part of the good news is that a gun truck that conveyed the terrorists was destroyed
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Nigerian soldiers of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole unit on Saturday, March 13, neutralised many insurgents of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) origins around the fringes of Lake Chad.
However, according to Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, the director of Nigerian Army public relations, about three soldiers and an officer died in the operation while many others incurred various degrees of injuries, The Nation reports.
Yerima revealed that the soldiers, after reclaiming some villages in the area, sighted terrorists in gun trucks and swiftly commenced pursuit with heavy fire and deft manoeuvre.
He disclosed that the wounded soldiers are receiving treatment at 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital in Maimalari Cantonment.
A part of the statement read:
"...several terrorists were neutralized and their gun trucks destroyed. Unfortunately, however, 1 officer and 3 gallant soldiers paid the supreme sacrifices while those wounded in action are currently receiving medical attention."
Meanwhile, some suspected gunmen on Saturday, March 13, struck in Kebbi and Niger states and abducted seven people including an 18-year-old girl, Naja’atu Faruk.
The kidnappers also shot a woman, Hajiya Nana Sanusi, in Kabbi while carrying out their nefarious act at Birnin Kebbi metropolis in Kebbi state.
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Legit.ng gathered that Naja’atu was seized from her father’s residence where Hajiya Sanusi was shot.
The woman was said to be receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Center in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of the state.
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