By Ayo Kehinde
The Troops of Combat Team 1, Operation KANTANA JIMLAN on long range administration patrol along Buni Yadi – Buni Gari axis encountered multiple Improvised Explosive Devices and Boko Haram Terrorists’ ambush, eight kilometers ahead of Buni-Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State during the week
Two soldiers died in the attack while three other soldiers sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion. Additionally, a recovery truck, one troops carrying vehicle and a water tanker that ran into the IED were destroyed by fire. Three Boko Haram terrorists were caught while
unconfirmed number escaped with various degrees of injury.
Confirming the attack, Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations at the Defence Headquarters, disclosed that ,”due to mental snap/distress occasioned by fog of war, two of the soldiers who escaped the IED and terrorists’ ambush recorded the incident with uncomplimentary remarks, about the Nigerian Army and her leadership, which was released on the social media. Although this kind of outburst is expected in war, the soldiers involved have been identified and would undergo observation and counselling.”