fractureing: 5 soldiers die fighting aacquirest Boko Haram as their vehicle steps on IED – Army
The Nigerian Army on Thursday, May 31, confirmed that five soldiers died along the Pridang-Bita road in Borno state after the vehicle they were driving in stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
A statement by the Army spokesman, Brig-Gen Texas Chukwu, said the incident occurred in Gworza local government area when troops of 271 Task Force Battalion fought through an ambush staged by Boko Haram terrorists.
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“Troops of 271 Tasks Force Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole today Thursday 31 May 2018, while on clearance operation along Pridang – Bitta in Gwoza local government area of Borno state, fought through an ambush staged by elements of Boko Haram terrorists.
“During the fight troops ran into Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along Pridang – Bitta road by Boko Haram Terrorists before encountering the ambush.
“In the fire fight that ensued, the gallant troops fought through the ambush, they neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds.
“Sadly, five military personnel paid the supreme price as a result of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack.