The Acting Commanding Officer, 401 Special Forces Brigade Signals of the Nigeria Army, Major K Yakubu was killed by brutally killed by Boko Haram.
He died after Boko Haram terrorists attacked his team and wounded one soldier in Borno State on Tuesday.
Details gathered by Sahara reporters state that Boko Haram terrorists killed Yakubu, and wounded one soldier during an attack in Borno State on Tuesday.
The military commander was killed after wrecking Boko Haram camp in Doron Naira, an island in Lake Chad, and Nigerian border area of Baga.
The troops advance was delayed as vehicles broke down which resulted in the burning of vehicle clutches and overheating of radiators.
They also had to stop many times to fix burst tires due to extremely harsh weather and sandy nature of the terrain, amongst others.
The military team arrived at Doron Naira Village (N13° 11′ 34.94 E13° 36′ 52.61″ on June 1 and cleared the partially deserted settlement.
Items recovered included one x 120mm mortar base plate, one x Motorbike, one x BHT Flag, one Holy Qur’an, metal links for AA rounds and a roll of copper wire.
Huts, fire trenches and other home utensils found at the hideout were destroyed before the withdrawal of the troops.
Two Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the shootout. Other items captured include one x AA gun, 2 x AK47 rifles and assorted AA rounds.
The troops were, however, attacked by the terrorists Tuesday at about 1530hr at coordinate N13° 11′ 50.44″ E13° 36′ 51.44. Troops responded with overwhelming firepower, forcing the terrorists to withdraw.