BURATAI WOUNDED AS BOKOHARAM ATTACKS HIS CONVOY ON HIS WAY TO ARMY CAMP IN BORNO
Sources close to the Nigerian army have just confirmed the attack by boko haram on the convoy of the chief of army staff: Lt general Tukur Buruatai. According to the source the event took place while the army chief was on his way to pay the soldiers fighting boko haram a courtesy visit.
Unknown to them hundreds if not thousands of the jihadists where waiting in ambush.
Immediately he steps out from the car, their were excessive gun shot from Boko haram boys, which Left the army running, and up to now, many are Still missing
The Nigerian Army has confirmed the attack and said only there were “casualties on both sides”.
But a military source said: “So far 15 bodies of soldiers killed in the attack at Sasawa have been recovered, including that of an officer.
“Seven more bodies were found in the course of search and rescue operations by 27 Brigade and 233 Battalion. More (soldiers) are still missing and their fate is unknown.
The source, who asked not to be identified as he was not authorised to talk to the media, said Boko Haram fighters took away two pick-up trucks equipped with anti-aircraft guns.
According to the site intelligence group, the raid was carried out by the Islamic states west African province(ISWAP)
That indicates fighters loyal to Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi were responsible. IS designated al-Barnawi leader of the group last year instead of long-time figurehead Abubakar Shekau .
The al-Barnawi faction is known to have been operating just across the border in Borno state and has been blamed for a number of similar raids.