Colonel, Captain, others killed in Boko Haram ambush

A Colonel and a Captain of the Nigerian Army have been killed in an ambush laid by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno/Yobe states axis.

Three other soldiers were killed during the attack, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, in Charge of the 212 Battalion in the northeast, Col Ado Isa said in a statement on Friday.

He said the ambush happened when troops were in hot pursuit of terrorists who came to attack a military base in the area.

Col Isa said Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops from 212 Battalion deployed at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Jakana, on Wednesday 17Th July 2019 at about 1845 hours in 7 gun trucks.

He said the terrorists fought fiercely to infiltrate the camp but were repelled, adding that a Colonel and a Captain, as well as 3 soldiers on transit from Maiduguri to Damaturu, ran into an ambush staged by the routed/fleeing terrorists from the Jakana axis which led to their unfortunate death.