Boko Haram: Lafiya Dole Commander, Aide falls in Borno

The Nigeria Army has again suffered another major setback in the fight against Boko Haram. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in an ambush killed the Commanding Officer of 118 Task Force Battalion in Borno State, Lt. Col. O. Umusu, alongside his security details, Monday evening.

According to a military insider, the incident happened between Sari and Gudumbali while the officer and his men were returning from Maiduguri towards Baga.

Their remains were evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, sources said.

The incident brings to four the number of lieutenant colonels the Army is losing in two months.

This came as the Defence Headquarters, Tuesday, warned Nigerians to be wary of people entering their communities as menial workers, saying it was a new strategy employed by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists to get at their targets.

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