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Attack on Zulumâs convoy: 18 killed by terroristsâ bombs â Nigerian military
Â September 27, 2020
Â Wale OdunsiÂ
The Nigerian military says 18 persons died in theÂ attack on the convoy of Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, gave the details in a statement.
He noted that 10 policemen, four soldiers and four civilians were killed.
The ambush occurred at Barwati village.
The military spokesman said the terrorists planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the road.
âThe convoy of the Borno State Civilians Relocation Committee comprising Armed Forces of Nigeria, Nigeria Police Force and Civilian Joint Task Force was ambushed by members of the BHT/ISWAP at Barwati village on 25 of September 2020â³, The Nation quoted him.
âThe attack/ambush was however successfully repelled by the gallant troops. Sadly, a total of 18 lives including 4 soldiers, 10 Policemen and 4 civilians were lost during the sad incident.â
Enenche confirmed that troops chased the insurgents and recovered 3 Nigeria Police vehicles stolen during the attack.
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He added that one Boko Haram gun truck was captured.
âThe casualties recorded were as a result of the explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists.â
Enenche said the Nigerian Army has deployed bomb and IED disposal teams to ensure effective route scanning and clearance to forestall future occurrence.
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