By Abdullahi.Isah,, Maiduguri
At least six armed forces personnel, including a colonel and a captain have been confirmed killed in an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists along Maiduguri Damaturu road.
A security source who does not want his name in print told our Correspondent that ” on Wednesday 17, July 2019 at about 17:;21 hours a military gun truck was ambushed by Book Haram terrorists around Benesheik Jakana killing all six occupants including a Colonel and a Captain and their escorts.”
He said ” a search and rescue team was deployed to the scene of the incident where the bodies of the Colonel, a Captain and four others were recovered.
“One of the soldiers who escaped the ambush ran back to Benesheik. Reinforcement troops were deployed to the area to trail the insurgents,” the source added.
All efforts to get the Spokesman of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Ado Isa for official confirmation proved abortive, as his line was not reachable as at press time.