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Boko Haram Terrorists Kill Another Nigerian Army Commander

 

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The dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed Nigerian Army commander, Major U. I. Urang in Borno state, military sources revealed.

The senior military officer and others lost their lives last week in an ambush set up by the insurgents, according to SaharaReporters.

Urang, who was the Commanding Officer, 123 Special Forces Battalion of the Nigerian Army, was among a 10-vehicle convoy heading to Gudumbali from Kukawa in Borno state for a military operation against the insurgents when it came under fire.

A Colonel disclosed that four members of the Civilian Joint Task Force, including two of their leaders and some Boko Haram members, were also killed during the ambush on the soldiers.

“The military convoy was on ten gun trucks and on a patrol around Kauwa village heading towards Kukawa when they were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram insurgent.

“We lost many soldiers including Major U. I. Urang who had led many successful operations against Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP),” the source said.

Urang, an Ijaw man was a native of Obolo Nation, Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers state.

His death comes barely six months after Colonel Dahiru Bako, Commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa, was killed by the insurgents.

In June 2020, Boko Haram fighters also shot dead the Commanding Officer of the 401 Special Forces Brigade, Major K. Yakubu, during a gun battle in the Doron Naira and Magaji areas of Borno state.

Meanwhile, some residents of Damasak, Headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State have been missing after Boko Haram terrorists took over the town and reportedly dislodged the Nigerian military in the area.

It was learned that the insurgents stormed the Damasak Sunday evening in a convoy of gun trucks loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and Rocket Propelled Grenades used to overwhelm troops at their Base before taking control of the town, as hundreds of residents were trapped and others fled for safety.

An unconfirmed report indicated that scores of insurgents were neutralized, some security agencies civilians were said to have lost their lives and scores missing in the Damasak invasion.

A security source had said that: “There is a signal that Boko Haram terrorists are gaining control and maintaining presence in Damasak town after the attack on the military formation in the town.

“It is most likely they will target the United Nations (UN) humanitarian hub if they are not urgently checked by the military. The incident may affect the helicopter service to the town tomorrow (today).”