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Nigeria: IED-Ambush Kills Four Soldiers, Injures 19 Others

jtf-burialNigerian troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on administration patrol from Maiduguri encountered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and ambush between Miyanti and Dareljamal, Borno State, North-east Nigeria.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Army Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the ambush was cleared and 3 Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops, noting that, a Machine Gun, 1 AK-47 Rifle and some quantity of ammunition were recovered.

He said, “Unfortunately, we lost an officer and 3 soldiers, while 16 soldiers and 3 Civilian JTF sustained injuries during the encounter. Similarly, 2 vehicles that entered the IED were badly damaged.

“The wounded have since been evacuated and are in stable condition,” he added.

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