A gallant soldier identified as Julius was among the casualties killed during a Boko Haram ambush yesterday in Yobe state.

According to the Nigerian army in a press statement issued by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director public relations (Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole), the troops encountered the ambush yesterday at about 12.30 noon, along Sasawa Road in Babbangida, Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe state.

The attack occurred during a fighting patrol to clear the general area of fleeing elements of Boko Haram insurgents who have been on rampage for food and logistics.

The gallant troops overpowered and neutralized the insurgents in the fire fight that ensued and successfully extricated themselves from the ambush.

Information have so far confirmed that the insurgents whose original mission was to attack and loot the near by Babangida market for food and other logistics, aborted the mission to stage the ambush on getting wind of the troops patrol. Sadly, while fighting through the ambush, the troops recorded some casualties.


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A gallant soldier identified as Julius was among the casualties killed during a Boko Haram ambush yesterday in Yobe state. According to the Nigerian army in a press statement issued by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director public relations (Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole), the troops encountered the ambush yesterday...