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Soldier dies after stepping on Boko Haram explosives 21 minutes ago Ad Free IT Training Improve Your Computer Skills, Sign Up No For Free Online Courses free-online-training-courses.com SHARE THIS NEWS! Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email – One of four soldiers affected by IEDs has been confirmed dead – Three Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the process – 400 persons held hostage were also rescued by the troops One of the soldiers who stepped on some improvised explosive devices planted by Boko Haram terrorists has been confirmed dead. Making this confirmation was Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who stated that of the four soldiers who stepped on the explosive, only one could not make it alive while the remaining three sustained injuries. READ ALSO: An interesting conversation with an old friend In a press release made available to NAIJ.com the army spokesperson wrote: “As you are aware, Nigerian troops in the north eastern part of the country under the auspices of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been working round the clock to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in their hideouts. “Consequently, various formations and units have embarked on clearance operations that ranged from outright offensive operations, to raids, cordon and search operations and patrols. “You may recall that a soldier was wounded during an offensive operation by 21 Brigade yesterday, we regret to inform you that he died this morning. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. “The 22 Brigade on its part, has conducted clearance operations in which it cleared 4 towns and villages of Boko Haram terrorists. In the process, they killed 3 Boko Haram terrorists, while 9 of them that hid in a fox holes and dug outs were found out and captured.” During the operation which led to the demise of the soldier, “the troops also recovered weapons and rescued 400 persons held hostages by the terrorists. This is in addition to the recovery and handing over of 300 cows rustled by the terrorists. “Yesterday afternoon, troops of 3 Battalion convoy from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala unknowingly stepped on series of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected Boko Haram terrorists between Gajibo and Logomani. “Sadly, we lost a soldier, while 4 other soldiers and a civilian vigilante sustained injuries. The body of the late gallant soldier and those injured have since been evacuated.” READ ALSO: Boko Haram and the herdsmen war: can Buhari win? In a related development, troops of 121 Task Force Battalion on blocking position near Gibiye, intercepted fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in pick up van and on 3 motorcycles. They engaged them, killing 3 terrorists and recovered the van and the motorcycles. “As part of signs that people are now safe and comfortable with the efforts of the military in ensuring security in the north east, 26 vehicles conveying 398 returnee internally displaced persons and residents of Gwoza arrived Gwoza in preparations for resettlement in their various communities on Monday. “Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade also ambushed Boko Haram terrorists yesterday at Uvaha, killing some of them and wounding others. The troops recovered a bicycle, 1 bag of baobab powder, submersible pump and 1 bag of carbide suspected to be for IED making. “Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion also rescued 72 persons held hostage by the terrorists in Jaje and Mayor Ali. “In all locations, the troops morale and fighting spirit remains very high, more so as the Chief of Defence Staff as well as the Chief of Army Staff and the Chief of Air Staff have visited the theatre of operation on Monday 2nd May 2016. “The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai stayed back and visited troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in Bama and Banki junction today,” the statement read. This development is coming on the heels of the military’s discovery of sex-enhancing drugs from the terrorists’ camp in the north eastern part of the country. The materials were recovered alongside some soaps, cooking ingredients and some other materials when the logistics base of the terrorists were bombarded by the Nigerian troops in a recent operation.

Soldier dies after stepping on
Boko Haram explosives


– One of four soldiers affected by IEDs has
been confirmed dead
– Three Boko Haram terrorists were killed in
the process
– 400 persons held hostage were also
rescued by the troops
One of the soldiers who stepped on some
improvised explosive devices planted by
Boko Haram terrorists has been confirmed
dead.
Making this confirmation was Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, who stated that of the
four soldiers who stepped on the explosive,
only one could not make it alive while the
remaining three sustained injuries
In a press release made available to
Our Consultants, the army spokesperson wrote: “As
you are aware, Nigerian troops in the north
eastern part of the country under the auspices
of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been working
round the clock to clear the remnants of Boko
Haram terrorists in their hideouts.
“Consequently, various formations and units
have embarked on clearance operations that
ranged from outright offensive operations, to
raids, cordon and search operations and
patrols.
“You may recall that a soldier was wounded
during an offensive operation by 21 Brigade
yesterday, we regret to inform you that he died
this morning. May his soul rest in peace,
Amen.
“The 22 Brigade on its part, has conducted
clearance operations in which it cleared 4
towns and villages of Boko Haram terrorists.
In the process, they killed 3 Boko Haram
terrorists, while 9 of them that hid in a fox
holes and dug outs were found out and
captured.”
During the operation which led to the
demise of the soldier, “the troops also
recovered weapons and rescued 400 persons
held hostages by the terrorists. This is in
addition to the recovery and handing over of
300 cows rustled by the terrorists.
“Yesterday afternoon, troops of 3 Battalion
convoy from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala
unknowingly stepped on series of Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried by suspected
Boko Haram terrorists between Gajibo and
Logomani.
“Sadly, we lost a soldier, while 4 other soldiers
and a civilian vigilante sustained injuries. The
body of the late gallant soldier and those
injured have since been evacuated.”

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In a related development, troops of 121 Task
Force Battalion on blocking position near
Gibiye, intercepted fleeing Boko Haram
terrorists in pick up van and on 3
motorcycles. They engaged them, killing 3
terrorists and recovered the van and the
motorcycles.



“As part of signs that people are now safe and
comfortable with the efforts of the military in
ensuring security in the north east, 26 vehicles
conveying 398 returnee internally displaced
persons and residents of Gwoza arrived Gwoza
in preparations for resettlement in their various
communities on Monday.
“Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade also
ambushed Boko Haram terrorists yesterday at
Uvaha, killing some of them and wounding
others. The troops recovered a bicycle, 1 bag
of baobab powder, submersible pump and 1
bag of carbide suspected to be for IED
making.
“Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion also
rescued 72 persons held hostage by the
terrorists in Jaje and Mayor Ali.
“In all locations, the troops morale and
fighting spirit remains very high, more so as
the Chief of Defence Staff as well as the Chief
of Army Staff and the Chief of Air Staff have
visited the theatre of operation on Monday 2nd
May 2016.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General
Tukur Yusufu Buratai stayed back and visited
troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in Bama
and Banki junction today,” the statement
read.
This development is coming on the heels of
the military’s discovery of sex-enhancing
drugs from the terrorists’ camp in the north
eastern part of the country.
The materials were recovered alongside
some soaps, cooking ingredients and some
other materials when the logistics base of
the terrorists were bombarded by the
Nigerian troops in a recent operation.