Boko Haram attack a major general of the Nigerian Army

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The Nigerian Army has confirmed the attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the convoy of the Theater Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General OLUSEGUN ADENIYI.


Media Coordinator of the Nigerian Army Operations, Colonel AMINU ILIYASU confirmed the attack in a statement circulated in the media.


ILIYASU stated that the Theatre Commander's convoy came under the criminals ineffective and uncoordinated fire from Anti-Aircraft Guns, Machines Guns, Rocket Propelled Grenades and some of their foot soldiers about 2 Kilometers to Auno in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State while returning from Jakana where he visited troops' location.


The statement says in a commendable demonstration of bold action in battle, the Theatre Commander led the gallant troops of his convoy to engage the criminal Boko Haram Insurgents with superior fire power, subduing them and thereafter assaulting the ambush site with his men thereby causing the criminal insurgents to flee the location in disarray.


Other senior military officers in the Theatre Commanders' convoy at the time of the ambush include the Deputy Theatre Commander, Major General M.G ALI, Brigadier General E.I EZE, Brigadier General S.I IGBINOMWANYA and Lieutenant A.A TEJUOSO.

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