Wed. Jan 16th, 2019

Troops Repel BokoHaram Attack On Kukareta, Thirteen Soldiers,Several Terrorists Killed

Troops of Lafiye Dole in Forward Operation Base has repelled an attack by BokoHaram Terrorist on Kukareta in Damaturu local Government Area of Yobe state,Nigeria

In a statement released by an Army Deputy Public Relations Officer of Theatre command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu revealed that the terrorists came around 6:30PM on 24th December,2018 but was repelled by the gallant troops who killed several of the terrorists. The Army Spokesperson in the statement said unfortunately one of the soldiers was injured

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu stated that in a related development troops of 1 Division on an escort mission along Damaturu-Maduiguri road ran into an ambush staged by BokoHaram terrorists but gallantly fought their way through the ambush.He said in the process of extricating themselves from the ambush,unfortunately thirteen military personnel and a police personnel paid the supreme price.The statement added that the bodies of the fallen heroes have been evacuated while clearance operation is on going to clear the area of Terrorists

Lt.Gen Tukur Burutai,Nigeria Chief of Army Staff
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