Boko Haram terrorists on Friday ambushed Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, when he paid a daring visit to troops currently battling the insurgents in various parts of Borno state.
The army chief, who arrived Maiduguri first, set out on the journey through Mafa to Gamboru-Ngala border town where regrouping terrorists were dislodged recently.
On the way to Gamboru-Ngala, Mr. Buratai, stopped over in Mafa town where he commended troops of the 7 Division, Nigeria Army for a job well done in manning the reclaimed community that is still deserted.
As the convoy moved on to Dikwa, a message was sent in that an advance team was ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists and one soldier was killed while two others were also injured.
The soldiers in advance however subdued the terrorists by killing five of them and arresting five others, who surrendered their arms.
Also while the Chief of Army staff’s convoy proceeded to Dikwa, soldiers spotted suspected Boko Haram members in the bush amidst flocks of cattle. Mr. Buratai stopped the convoy and ordered that the group be rounded up for investigation.
An elderly herdsman confessed that four of the arrested suspects met them in the bush and forced them to move together. The four suspects later owned up that they were members of the Boko Haram. They were immediately arrested and sent back to Maiduguri.