Five Soldiers Injured In Bomb Attack In Borno State

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Five Nigerian soldiers were seriously injured on Saturday when their patrol ran into an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, planted by Boko Haram terrorists.

The troops were members of the 122 Task Force Battalion, Pulka, in Borno State, and were reportedly conducting escort patrol from Pulka to Maiduguri when the incident occurred.

According to reports, the five soldiers were promptly evacuated to Bama for first aid treatment.

In a related development, the army authorities have said that a woman has been arrested wearing Nigerian Army uniforms in Abuja on Friday.






     

     

    Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, in a statement sent to media houses on Saturday said that the fake army officer, who was arrested along Gwagwalada road falsely claimed to be a Major in the Nigerian Army.

    He added, however, that contrary to some reports, the fake Major Juliana Gumel was not carrying Improvised Explosive Devices, IED, nor was she with kids when she was arrested.

    Usman, said the suspect was undergoing interrogation, adding that the woman “claimed to be a Medical Doctor and a ” major with a fake private soldier’s outdated identity card.”

    “I believe Guards Brigade or the Nigeria Police will issue a formal statement on it,” he said.

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