The early morning attack took place in Kaiga Kindji in the Lake Chad region, army spokesman Azem Agouna said, adding that 11 other soldiers were wounded.
Being the 58th Independence Anniversary speech of President Muhammadu Buhari
The President made this known while addressing the citizens in a nationwide broadcast as part of activities to mark the nation’s 58th independence anniversary in Abuja on Monday.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, adding that the operation was carried out on Wednesday
The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a Boko Haram vehicle and neutralised scores of the insurgents at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.
The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has successfully destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists facilities and equipment at Alafa Yagayaga in Sambisa forest.
The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, has said that in spite of improvements in the humanitarian situation in the Lake Chad region, millions continue to remain dependent on life-saving assistance.
Nigeria, Germany, Norway and the United Nations have converged on Berlin on Monday for a “pledging conference on Boko Haram”.
Nigeria’s Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, said this at a side event tagged ‘Strengthening the Humanitarian and Development Partnership in the Lake Chad Region’, at the UN headquarters.
The Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting which was presided over President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The five minute, 17 second video footage seen by a News Agency of Nigeria correspondent in Maiduguri, Borno State, shows the terrorists and their families dressed in festival attires, performing salat after completing 29 days of fasting
Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri on Tuesday, said many terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries during the encounter with troops on Monday.
The US Department of State said the fund would be used to address the shelter, health and food security needs of populations in the northeast still struggling with the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The president, who was represented by the Borno Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, stated this in Maiduguri while declaring open the First Lake Chad Basin Governors’ Forum.