At least three Nigerian soldiers were killed, when a roadside bomb ripped through a military convoy on Monday morning, lea ing four others wounded.
A lieutenant-colonel was among those killed in the attack, alongside his driver and orderly, according to PREMIUM TIMES, withholding the slain commander’s identity to allow the military the needed time to formally notify his loved ones.
The loss of the lieutenant-colonel comes roughly six months after the army lost Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant colonel and troop commander, in the battle that claimed nearly 120 soldiers in Metele, Borno State.
The officers of 145 Task Force Battalion were on an anti-terrorism patrol when an improvised explosive devise planted by Boko Haram terrorists went off in Borno State at about 9:30 a.m. Monday, military sources with knowledge of the incident told the newspaper Monday night.
The sources said the attack occurred along Mauli-Borgozo Road.
It is understood that reinforcement was dispatched from 29 Task Force Brigade in Benisheikh and 154 Task Force Battalion to recover bodies and rescue the wounded soldiers.
The military is yet to issue a public statement about the development as at the time of filing this report.