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BREAKING: Shock, apprehension as ISWAP fighters ambush troop, kill Brigadier General, 4 others

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Nigerian Army has suffered a heavy blow in the fight against insurgency as a Brigadier-General has been shot dead in an ambush by fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno State.
The incident which occurred at Bulguma, few kilometers from Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area of the state also left fourth Soldiers dead.

According Daily Trust, the troops from 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, had mobilised to provide reinforcement in Askira, which was under attack by the terrorists.

A local guard had said they stormed a military base and engaged soldiers in gunfire.

The troops were ambushed while on their way to provide support for the soldiers battling the insurgents.

“It’s a sad day for us at theatre of war; we lost Brigadier Commander (names withheld). The Brigade General and soldiers who were on their way to support our troops at Askira were ambushed and shot dead by ISWAP fighters. We are sad,” a security source said.

The source added that fighters jets have bombarded the deadly groups but the details are not available.

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  1. Must the fighter jets wait for a Brigadier General to be killed before they wake up from their slumber. Are the bombardment not supposed to precede the ambush. Why is the army waiting to incur a major casualty before they wake up to their responsibility. So long as the military keep romancing with the terrorists, they will continue to suffer such disgrace in the hands of these idiots.

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