Conel dies in Boko Haram attack


A Nigerian Army lieutenant colonel has died when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military formation in in Mobba LGA, Borno State on Wednesday.

The 158 Task Force Battalion in Mobba Local Government Area came under attack by the rampaging terrorists as the country was celebrating its new Democracy Day on June 12, military sources said.

Several casualties, including human and equipment, were reportedly inflicted on the military during the fire fight.

The Army Headquarters in Abuja was said to have been alerted to the development, and an emergency team of rescuer had been deployed to manage the aftermath.

Military sources said the insurgents had since receded to a remote location around Fuchimiram Village, about six kilometres west of Kareto where the incident occurred.

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