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Nigerian Army Lieutenant, 6 others killed in Boko Haram ambush on Borno-Yobe road

Armed Boko Haram sect have ambushed a military vehicle conveying a Lieutenant (names withheld) and other soldiers along Biu- Buratai- Buni Yadi road.

Nigeriacrime.com learned that the road which links Borno and Yobe states has remained a death trap, as it has witnessed a series of deadly attacks in the recent past.

Reliable Sources revealed that the attack which occurred on Thursday evening led to the killing of the lieutenant Officer, a driver, a gunner and four other soldiers.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that several numbers of the terrorists/attackers were killed during an exchange of gunfire with troops near Kamuya village, just a few kilometres drive from Buratai, the home town of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (Retired).

A security Source also confirmed the development to our Correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “Yes based on the situation report, soldiers of 135 Special Force BN FOB in Buratai were ambushed by terrorists on their way to Damaturu, the Yobe state capital buy fuel.

“Unfortunately, one (1) officer was killed, including a driver, e plus four (4) other escort”. Said the Security Source. End

In a related development gunmen have killed nineteen people following the invasion of Agojeju Odo community in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi state.

Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the gunmen also set many houses ablaze as well.

The community said the gunmen were bandits who were having a running battle with Agatu militia in Benue state, but decided to extend their onslaught to the sleepy town of Agojeju Odo, Ajokpachi Odo, Bagaji and her environs because they felt these Kogi communities were taking side with the Benue people.

The bandits destroyed their farm produce with ease in an attempt to draw them into the conflict.

According to a local who lost his wife, and children, the bandits accused them of being complicit with the Agatus against them; hence their decision to unleash mayhem on them.

Confirming the incident on Friday, the Public Relations Officer, Kogi State Police Command, William Aya, said the yet-to-be-identified gunmen attacked Agojeju Odo community in Omala LGA on Thursday, noting that the Divisional Police Office of the local government informed him that nineteen people were killed while some sustained injury in the attack.

He stated that the Commissioner of Police Kogi State Police Command, CP Bethrand Onuoha has deployed more policemen to the communities, assuring that the perpetrators of the heinous act will be apprehended.

However, the community still appealed to Kogi state governor, Usman Ododo and Security Agencies to come to their aid by deploying more security personnel to the area, as the police in the Local Government Council have been overwhelmed and overpowered by the attackers

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