Boko Haram: Missing Commanding Officer, 5 Others Rescued By Army


Some of the troops missing in action following last Wednesday’s ambush of the Nigerian Army by the Boko Haram dreaded sect have been rescued.

According to the Army spokesman, Col. Usman Sani, A commanding officer, and five others have been found among the soldiers declared missing.

“It will be recalled that some of our troops were missing in action after an ambush at Guro Gongon on July 20, 2016, Col Usman said in a statement.

“Consequently, concerted efforts were initiated to search for and rescue them. The measures included the use of air assets, special forces and patrols.

“We wish to inform you that the search party has this morning found five more officers and soldiers that were declared missing in action, including the unit’s commanding officer.

“Although they are in a stable condition, they have been moved to our medical facilities for medical care.”

The theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, told newsmen on Friday, that a commanding officer, three officers and 16 soldiers were still missing in action following an ambush on Nigerian troops by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday, 20 July.

The troops were returning from a successful major operation against the insurgents at Gongon village in Borno State, when they were ambushed.


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