Metro Boko Haram Ambushes 850 Soldiers in Kogi State


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About 850 Nigerian soldiers shortlisted for a counter-terrorism course at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora, Niger State were attacked by suspected Boko Haram members and are reported to have narrowly escaped death.

Four of them were however seriously injured in the incident which took place at a location between Okene and Lokoja, Kogi State on Sunday night.

A security source said on Monday that the soldiers were men of the 322 Artillery Battalion, and the Fourth Brigade Garrison, Ekeunwa, Benin in Edo State.

The PUNCH learnt that the 850 soldiers were expected to give fillip to the ongoing counter-terrorism operation in Borno and Adamawa states on completion of the counter- insurgency course.

Our source said there were suspicions that the attackers were insurgents because of the intensity of the gunfire directed at the vans conveying the soldiers from both sides of the road.

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Source: #PUNCH

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