Friends of a Nigerian soldier from Onicha Olona in Asaba, Delta State, identified as Emeka a.k.a Scottish jasper, have taken to social media to pen down tributes to him after he got killed by Boko Haram.
It was gathered that the Nigerian soldier who survived several injuries in the battle field before his unfortunate death, was killed yesterday Friday, 2nd March 2018 while fighting Boko Haram insurgents.
Here are photos below;
The photos of the late Nigerian soldier surfaced, two days after SR reported that Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, one of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, was on Thursday, killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in Sambisa Forest.
Military sources told SaharaReporters that Lieutenant-Colonel Mamudu was killed along with a young Naval officer while on patrol for Operation Deep Punch 11. Lt. Col Mamudu is who is described a fearless fighter hails Kogi state.
Military sources at the defense headquarters say this second time of his coming to Northeast to serve, he was first posted to Borno in 2015. He was posted here last year from the Nigerian Army HQ department of training and operations (DATOPS).
It was also gathered that the terror group stormed military base of the 3rd Battalion in Rann headquarters of Kala-Balge on Thursday at about 6 pm and engaged in a gun duel that lasted for 5 hours. The terror group also abducted three aid workers (2 from ICRC clinic team and 1 from UNICEF) in addition to killing a UNICEF doctor, and two workers from the International Organization for Migration
On the military side, the terror group abducted at least three soldiers, killed three Mobile Policemen attached to an internally displaced person camp and made away with a military truck and an Armored personnel carrier belonging to the Nigerian army.
Rann is a small town in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria, and a home to a camp for internally displaced people. In January 2017, a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 people.