The Nigerian Army has confirmed an ambush by the Boko Haram terrorist on the entourage of the Theatre Commander of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, Major-General Olusegun Adeniyi.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement, said the attack happened some few kilometres to Auno, in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

He said many terrorists were destroyed, while two soldiers were wounded, adding that the commander was returning from Jakana, where he visited troops’ location, following his earlier meeting at Auno with Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum.

Iliyasu explained that the Commander led the troops of his convoy to engage the terrorists with higher fire power, subduing them and then assaulting the ambush site with his men, thereby causing the criminal insurgents to flee the location in disarray.