Thursday, 27 December 2018

Boko Haram murders naval officer in Borno State

Boko Haram murders naval officer in Borno State

Boko Haram murders naval officer in Borno State

Army spokesman, Sani Usman in a statement confirmed that suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have killed an official of the Nigerian navy in Borno state saying the tragic incident occurred when troops repelled an attack on the headquarters of the 7 brigades multinational joint task force (MNJTF) at Baga in Borno.  

He said the attack occurred at 7pm on Wednesday, Dec 26th  and efforts were ongoing to clear the insurgents hiding in Baga and environs.

“We will keep you posted with development on the pursuit and mop-up operations,” he said in a statement. He said the Nigerian air force component had also been mobilized and are engaging the fleeing fighters.  

Boko Haram insurgents have been killing security operatives deployed to combat them. The military has also inflicted heavy casualties on the sect in recent times.
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