BREAKING: Boko Haram kills another military commander in N'East

By Editor on 15/11/2016

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Just as the tears are yet to dry from the eyes of many across the nation over the killing of Lieutenant Colonel, Muhammed Abu-Ali, a theatre commander in the war against insurgence in the North East, another officer, has reportedly gone the same way.

PREMIUM TIMES is reporting that a senior Nigerian soldier, B.U. Umar, another lieutenant Colonel, was on Tuesday killed by the same Boko Haram, responsible for Abu-Ali’s death.

So touching was the death of Abu-Ali that even the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai, was caught shedding tears at the burial ceremony in Abuja, last week, while the entire nation was seized in a fit of emotional outrage.

Umar, the latest victim, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army, according to the report, was ambushed alongside his troops on Monday morning between Bita and Piridang.

“His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he was not hurt,” a source told PREMIUM TIMES.

“He came out to assess the damage on the vehicle and Boko Haram opened fire and killed him in the process.”

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Army officers with the remains of the soldiers buried last week

The soldiers were said to be on their way to Yola in Adamawa State from Bita in Borno State when the incident occurred, sources said.

The full casualty from the attack is not yet clear.

Mr. Umar, who recently took over the command of the 114 battalion about three weeks ago, was a member of the 48 Regular Course in the Nigeria Defence Academy, NDA.

When contacted, the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said he was unaware of Mr. Umar’s death. He said he would seek further confirmation from appropriate authorities.

 

 

 

Source PREMIUM TIMES

Posted on November, 15 2016

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