Reports from Yobe State say an army commander and at least 20 soldiers were killed in an ambush by the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram.
The troops were reportedly ambushed on their way from Borogozo where the headquarters of the army’s 29 task force brigade is to Benisheikh where they have a forward operating base (FOB).
TheCable quoted a source at sector 2 headquarters of operation Lafiya Doles as saying that the incident happened around 6pm on Wednesday.
The source said: “They were on their way to Benisheikh when they ran into the enemy. The commander of that brigade, a colonel, and about 20 soldiers were killed.”
A reinforcement was reportedly sent to the town and it was confirmed that the brigade commander had been killed.
Army Headquarters was yet to officially react to the report at the time of filing this report.
Details coming shortly.