Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

A senior Nigerian soldier was on Tuesday killed by the Boko Haram.

B.U. Umar, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army 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 newsmen.

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

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.

The killing of Mr. Umar occurs about a week after another Lieutenant Colonel, Muhammed Abu-Ali, and his troops were killed in another ambush by Boko Haram.

Fourteen Boko Haram insurgents and four other soldiers died in that attack, the army said.

The attacks by the Boko Haram have continued despite ongoing negotiation with the federal government. The negotiations already led to the release of 21 of the over 200 Chibok girls kidnapped by the sect in 2014.

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  1. buhari continue dey give boko haram money to release chibok girls but what I wanted u to know we nigeria soldiers we will soon live u and ur senetors and minister to continue fighting the war

    1. I know you are a soldier man.... Tell ur colleagues to be telling the public what you know and we don't know so dat we can help una to blow the truth out thru' Social media....
      I know, dis govt are built on lies & propagandas ..... Having paid $1Milliion on each 21 girls released by Boko haram is a knock out for dem from me!
      U will notice dat, since dat money FG paid to Boko haram, Boko haram has gained momentum over Nigerian military.. One day, God will definitely expose dem, it doesn't take much time.

  2. Make una continue to dey hand pick all our gallant commanders go dey kill. because of politics in handling these good for nothing malams.


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