3 soldiers killed and others injured in Boko Haram antipersonnel mines in Borno
At least three soldiers were killed and many more were injured when a convoy of troops came across anti-personnel mines planted by suspected Boko Haram rebels along the Maiduguri / Gomboru Ngala road in Borno state on Monday, December 28, IgbereTV reported.
According to IgbereTV, a convoy of three Nigerian army battalions escorting passengers found improvised explosive devices (IEDs) between Gomboru Ngala and Dikwa.
According to a source who spoke to the reporters anonymously, “Their car was destroyed and we lost several soldiers to IEDs planted along the Dikwa / Gomboru Ngala road. Our prayers and our thoughts are with their families, ”the source said.
A top security source confirmed that the three “brave men sacrificed their lives,” adding that their vehicles were severely damaged and beyond repair.
“Sadly, we lost three soldiers to mines. They died on the way to Gambora-Ngala due to IEDs planted on Monday by terrorists from Boko Haram on a bad stretch of road, ”added a security source.
Confirming the incident, Malam Yusuf Gulumbo Mohammed, Senior Humanitarian Officer of the State Emergency Management Agency, Ngala, Kala Balge Local Government District, Borno State, shared photos of two brave soldiers who died in the attack. He wrote:
“My sincere and heartfelt condolences to CO 3BN Gamboru Ngala on the tragic death of such a brave man. Their sacrifice will be remembered forever, and I hope that the outpouring of love for his family will somehow help in this extremely difficult time.
Thanks to all the military emergency personnel and armed guards who risk their lives for us, the general public. Your dedication to your duty goes beyond call of duty, and we greatly appreciate it.
May your kind souls rest in peace. Amine
Mal. Yusuf Gulumbo Mohammed,
Senior Humanitarian Aid Officer, State Emergency Management Agency, Ngala, Kala Balge, LGA, Borno, Nigeria. “