The Nigerian Army says one of its officers and three soldiers have been killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Boko Haram insurgents.
The incident occurred when a vehicle conveying a patrol team from the 133 Special Forces Battalion triggered the IED, which was buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.
“Unfortunately, the IED claimed the life of an officer and three soldiers, while three other members of the patrol team sustained various degrees of injuries. Their Hilux vehicle was also completely damaged,” a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, said.
“The bodies of the late officer and soldiers have since been evacuated while the wounded have also been moved to the unit’s medical facility.”
After the blast, the army said troops pursued and killed three suspected Boko Haram terrorists that planted the bomb and hid
According to the statement, troops deployed in various parts of the northeast under Operation Lafiya Dole and the Multination Task Force in collaboration with other security agencies have, however, continued to fight terrorism, relentlessly.
“They have been doing so through patrols, clearance operations, patrols and maintaining blocking positions. They have also been contributing their bits in humanitarian activities to enhance civil-military relations with their respective host communities,” the statement added.
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