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Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack On Arege In Borno State

As Army pays condolence visit to wife of slain Lt Col I.I. Sakaba


Some Boko Haram terrorists met their Waterloo and suffered heavy casualties yesterday evening 28 November 2018 when they attempted to infiltrate 118 Battalion location at Arege in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to Nigeria Army sources, the terrorists were completely routed by the troops, neutralizing many of them while others fled in disarray due to superior firepower.

“As a result, they hastily evacuated most of their corpses under the cover of darkness,” the Army said.

“However, during exploitation of the general area at dawn, the gallant troops discovered 4 BHTs [Boko Haram terrorists] corpses and recovered the following:

“1 x Anti-Aircraft Gun, 4 x AK 47 rifles, 1 x Light Machine Gun, 100 x Anti Aircraft Rounds, 185 x Light Machine Gun Rounds, 4 x AK 47 magazine

“54 x AK 47 rounds, 1 x MOWAG Propeller,” the source said.

Pictures are shown below:

In another development, a 6 Division Delegation led by Brigadier General S.I. Igbinomwanhia, the COS HQ 6 Division to the widow of the slain soldier, Late Lt Col I.I. Sakaba.

The visit took place on 28 November, 2018 on behalf of the GOC 6 Division/LCC JTF OPDS, Major General J Sarham.

Present at the event are the representatives of the NAOWA President, 6 Division Chapter, NAOWA members, NASWA members, Comd 46 EB- Brig Gen JD Omali, CDOS- Brig Gen AM Kanoma, DDAPR- Col A Iliyasu, Comd 6 Prov G- Col AD Abubakar, DCOS G1- Col MG Hammawa, Chaplain (RC and Prot) and reps of Imam and 6 MIB.

Reacting, a military source said: “Good one from our military.

“But this should also be done for all fallen junior and senior soldiers. It shouldn’t be selective by rank

“Also it is very important that the names of our heroes be published so the nation know the heroes who died for them

“Thank for the visit, he concluded”

See photos of the visit by army personnels to the family of the Sakabas below:

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