Maiduguri- Road Shut as troops Engages Boko Haram

By: Zagazola Makama

The major highway between Maiduguri to  Damboa, and Damboa to Maiduguri highway has been  closed  as troops of Operation Hadin Kai engaged Boko Haram in a long shootout. 

It was gathered that suspected members of Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, Boko Haram terrorists group on ambushed troops of Operation Hadin Kai escorting commercial vehicles from Maiduguri to Damboa in Falouja village in Borno State.

A local sources who escaped the attack told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad that the ambush which triggered a heavy exchange of gunfire between the terrorists and the soldiers, forced the perssengers in the convoy  to scamper for safety.

 

A Security sources disclosed that the terrorists attacked the troops with a Rocket Propelled Grenade(RPG), before following it with a rapid gunfire.

The sources said that one soldier was  killed after sustaining bullet wounds while three others injured nothing that they were evacuated to 

Damboa hospital for treatment. 

“Despite the attack by the insurgents, the troops were able to safeguard all the perssengers to their safe destination,”he said.

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