Five Soldiers Die In Fresh Suicide Bomber Attack
No fewer than five Nigerian soldiers were killed while another 40 injured when explosive laden vehicle belonging to Boko Haram rammed their patrol vehicle early Friday.
According to one of the survivors, who refused to mention his name, the soldiers’ convoy was heading to the garrison town of Damboa, about 90 kilometres (55 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri when the suicide bombers collided with it.
The incident actually happened at Manguzum village when the Boko Haram terrorists crashed on the soldiers’ convoy.
“We lost five soldiers in the incident and more than 40 sustained various degrees of injuries,” the source said.
The explosion seriously damaged the armoured tank and subsequently slowed down the army operation in the region.
During the week, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Turkur Buratai bagged the Brazillian Highest Military Award for his role in curbing the activities of the Boko Haram.
However, the war is far from being finished as suicide bombings continue in the Northeastern part of the country.
Over 20, 000 Nigerians had been killed in the last seven years that the insurgence began on the killing spree in Nigeria.
Boko Haram is ranked second behind ISIS among the dreaded terrorist group in the world and they have spread their activities to neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Mali.