A sad day for the Nigerian Army as details have emerged on how Boko Haram terrorists killed the Acting Commanding Officer, 401 Special Forces Brigade Signals of the Nigeria Army, Major K Yakubu, in an attack in Borno.
According to SaharaReporters, the military commander was killed after inflicting heavy losses on Boko Haram camp in Doron Naira, an island in Lake Chad, which shares border with the Nigerian town Baga.
It was also gathered that the troops who were already advancing suddenly had to be delayed as some of their vehicles broke down, limiting mobility and forcing them to stop.
The troops were reported to have arroved at Doron Naira Village (N13° 11′ 34.94 E13° 36′ 52.61″ on June 1 where they neutralized the partially deserted settlement.
Items recovered included one x 120mm mortar base plate, one x Motorbike, one x BHT Flag, one Holy Qur’an, metal links for AA rounds and a roll of copper wire.
The troops made sure they destroyed huts and kitchen utensils littered all over the place by Boko Haram terrorists who were subsequently killed in the shootout.
Other items captured include one x AA gun, 2 x AK47 rifles and assorted AA rounds.
Unfortunately however, Boko Haram terrorists attacked the trrops at about 1530hr at coordinate N13° 11′ 50.44″ E13° 36′ 51.44. Troops responded with overwhelming firepower, forcing the terrorists to withdraw.
One of the soldiers who was part of the operation revealed to Saharareporters saying,
“Casualty on troops/equipment are one Killed In Action (Maj K Yakubu – Acting CO 401SF Bn), One Wounded In Action soldier while one x COBRA APC, one x mini-workshop (Toyota Hilux) and one x ATEGO truck that could not be repaired or recovered was destroyed in the operation,”
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