The convoy of the acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu was this morning ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists en route to visit troops in Bama.
Although Ezugwu was out of harm’s way, one soldier died and two others were injured.
The Nigerian troops were were able to clear the ambush, killing some of the terrorists and recovered vehicle and weapons from them.
The recovered items include a Toyota Hilux vehicle, 2 AK-47 rifles and several ammunitions.
Ezugwu continued his operational visit to Bama, while the body of the late soldier and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has also spoken with the GOC.
Colonel Sani Usman, the military spokesman reiterated the Nigerian Army’s determination to continue to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding.