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Nigerian Military Narrates How 18 killed In Zulum’s Convoy’s Attack

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The Nigerian military disclosed that no less than 18 persons have lost their lives in the attack on the entourage of Borno State Governor, Umar Babagana Zulum.

Brandnewsday understands that the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, made this known in a statement made available.

Major General Enenche revealed that 10 policemen, four soldiers and four civilians were killed in the attack by the Boko-Haram sect.

The ambush occurred at Barwati village, Borno State.

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The military spokesman said the terrorists planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on the road.

“The 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 2020″, The Nation quoted him.

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“The 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.”

Enenche confirmed that troops chased the insurgents and recovered 3 Nigeria Police vehicles stolen during the attack.

He added that one Boko Haram terrorist gun truck was captured.

“The casualties recorded were as a result of the explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists.”

Enenche added that 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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