Find the latest bookmaker offers available across all uk gambling sites Read the reviews and compare sites to quickly discover the perfect account for you.
Saturday , December 10 2016
Home / Metro News / Photo: Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram

Photo: Another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel ambushed, killed by Boko Haram


Barely a week after a gallant soldier, Lt. Col Muhammed Abu-Ali was killed by Boko Haram members in Mallam Fatori, Borno state, the sect members yesterday ambushed and killed another Lieutenant Colonel, B.U. Umar, the commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army.

Premium Times reports that he was ambushed alongside members of his troop yesterday between Bita and Piridang.

A source who confirmed the development said:

“His vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, but he was not hurt. He came out to assess the damage on the vehicle and Boko Haram opened fire and killed him in the process.”

The source added that the soldiers were said to be on their way to Yola, Adamawa State from Bita in Borno State when they were attacked.

Umar, who 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, Col S.K Usman, said he was not aware of the death.

Check Also

Bombs rip through a market in Adamawa, kills 10

At least 10 persons have been confirmed dead in a twin bomb attack at a ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *