Tuesday, November 11, 2014
How Boko Haram Overwhelmed Nigerian Troops Trying To Reclaim Mubi, Leaving Lt. Colonel, Several Others Killed
Boko Haram militants
According to Sahara Reporters, A Nigerian army source has confirmed that Maiha Local Government Area in Adamawa State was overtaken today by Boko Haram militants.
The military source disclosed that several units were this morning given the order to liberate Mubi, which is currently under the control of Boko Haram terrorists. Soldiers were given a complex strategy which included surrounding Mubi from multiple sides, led by a special strike force.
Setting off at 10 a.m after breakfast, troops from a temporary army base in maiha were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists miles from Mubi, an attack they successfully overcame.
The source further confirmed that after troops advanced, they were again ambushed, during which time weaponry on two armored personnel carriers (APCs) became jammed. SaharaReporters was told that the helicopter which crashed today a few minutes after take off from Yola was carrying reinforcements.
Militants then swarmed troops, killing several of them and conquering Maiha LGA.
Many soldiers were also killed in nearby Maraba, including a Lieutenant Colonel, the source told SaharaReporters.
Several soldiers remain missing, the source said.
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