Two Army Officers Killed in IED Explosion

Two Nigerian Army officers have been reportedly dead after they stepped on improvised explosive device, Borno, Thursday.
Boko Haram members were said to have planted the explosives when they realised that troops were in their pursuit on Thursday morning.
The two officers affected were part of eight officers and 144 soldiers attached to the Nigerian Army 27 Brigade Task Force deployed to Talala General Area to clear Boko Haram remnants as part of a counter attack planned following last Saturday attack on soldiers in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, sources said.
About 31 members of the local vigilante are working with the troops to clear insurgents from the area.
We are withholding the identity of the two affected officers because military insiders said their family had not been informed of the development.
The wheel of a T-72 armoured tank used by the troops was also damaged by the terrorists, forcing all the remaining officers and soldiers to withdraw from the area with immediate effect.
They have now retreated to the 27 Task Force Brigade Headquarters in Buni Yemi.
Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, has not responded as the time of going to press.
The attack came barely a few days after insurgents carried out a “surprise attack” attack in Buni Yadi.

Author: News Editor

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