Two soldiers die, 3 sustain injuries as troops encounter IED, terrorists ambush in Yobe  

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By Augustine Osayande

Troops of Combat Team 1, Operation KANTANA JIMLAN on long range admin patrol along Buni Yadi – Buni Gari axis encountered multiple Improvised Explosive Devices and Boko Haram Terrorists’ ambush, eight kilometres ahead of Buni-Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State

Confirming the report, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said two soldiers paid the supreme price and three other soldiers sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion.

He said a recovery truck, one troops carrying vehicle and a water tanker that ran into the IED were destroyed by fire.

Enenche said three terrorists were neutralized while unconfirmed number escaped with various degrees of injury.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations added that due to mental snap/distress occasioned by fog of war, two of the soldiers who escaped the IED and terrorists’ ambush recorded the incident with uncomplimentary remarks, about the Nigerian Army and her leadership, which was released on the social media.

He said although this kind of outburst was expected in war, the soldiers involved had been identified and would undergo observation and counseling.

He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria would remain unwavering in its quest to end the terrorism and would do everything possible to ensure there was no repeat of that kind of traumatic incident/outburst.

Eneche said the Military High Command commended troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for their unwavering determination, hard work and resilience.

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