According to the report which has been confirmed by Chadian President, Idriss Deby on Tuesday, Boko Haram terrorist has ravaged dozens of vehicles and stole weapons in a recent attack in Boma, Lac Province, leaving dead no less than 92 soldiers at the border between Niger and Nigeria.
President Idriss in his reaction after he had visited the scene of the incident described the attack as the deadliest-ever attack by Boko Haram terrorist on the country’s military forces.
He said, “We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers. It’s the first time we have lost so many men,”
Naija News learnt that the deadly sect killed reinforcements sent to support the troops in the battle duel which lasted for several hours.
In the same vein, Coordinator, Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, reported that a similar incident had occurred between on March 23, having scores of Nigerian soldiers killed.
He further revealed that the incident had happened while troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE were on clearance and fighting patrol operation to Gorgi in Borno State.
“During a consolidation operation, the troops were ambushed by elements of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT). Sadly, the Nigerian military suffered some casualties in the unfortunate attack,” said Enenche.
However, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the loss of soldiers during an abuse in Gorgi Village, Borno State, Naija News report.