The Caretaker Chairman of Gwoza local government area of Borno State, Hon Saeed Salisu Sambo, on Saturday morning narrowly escaped death from a Boko Haram ambush on his convoy around Bama townwhile on his way from Gwoza to Maiduguri.
Six soldiers of the 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka who were providing him security cover were injured as they attempted to clear the ambush.
Speaking to newsmen today on the ambush, Hon. Saeed said, more than 20 Boko Haram insurgents were killed while many fled due to the superior power of the soldiers.
He said, “The incident happened at about 5km into Bama town, 10am yesterday, (Saturday) after living Nguro-Soye.“
According to him, the insurgents detonated an IED, followed by sporadic gunshots which was repelled by the gallant soldiers.
“Six (6) soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries, and more than twenty of heinous actors (BH) were killed by the rocket launcher fired by troops as I vividly saw them running away, as the military engageed them in response,” the council boss said.
Hon Sambo gave the list of soldiers injured as: Sgt Onu Oga, Cpl Jonah Inji, Lcpl Dauda Isa, Lcpl Lawal Yahaya, Cpl Oku Sunday and Pte Austin Matthew.