REMNANTS of Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly ambushed Nigerian troops returning from Bama on humanitarian escort duty at Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri in Borno state and wounded two soldiers and 3 civilians, among whom were staff of United Nations, UN agencies and other international humanitarian organizations. Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman confirmed in a stament last night that the troops ambushed enroute Maiduguri by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, but the gallant troops however, successfully cleared the ambush and exploited up to Afunori. Col. Usman said, “Unfortunately, 2 soldiers and 3 civilians were wounded in the ambush, among whom were staff of United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian organizations. The wounded have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri and they are in stable condition. The statement reads further, “In continuation with clearance operation of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in remote border towns and villages, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have cleared Kareto town since Monday 25th July 2016. “The gallant troops are stabilizing the immediate environment, while others are maintaining blocking positions at various areas. “In the same vein, today, troops of Operation GAMA AIKI under the auspices of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, have successfully cleared Dutchi and Damasak towns. “ In due course, the troops of both Operation GAMA AIKI and Operation LAFIYA DOLE would link up with each other to continue the clearance operations. “The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other Non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident. “We wish to reiterate our determination and commitment to ensuring safety and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons.


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