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Senior Military Officer, Troops Killed In Boko Haram Ambush In Maiduguri-Bama Axis

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SAN FRANCISCO, December 15, (THEWILL) – A senior military officer and troops in his command have been reportedly killed in a Boko Haram attack between Maiduguri and Bama in Borno State, late Tuesday night.

Though details of the incident were unclear as at the time of writing this report, an intelligence source familiar with the development identified the slain Commanding Officer as Lieutenant Colonel Salami.

The source told THEWILL that the troops reported coming under heavy gunfire by Boko Haram insurgents during their patrol. “They were cornered and ambushed,” the source added.

At least 30, 000 lives have been lost since the Boko Haram crisis started in 2010.