Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed another senior Nigerian Army officer, Premium Times reports.
The name of the Army officer was reportedly given as Otus Umusu, a lieutenant colonel and commanding officer, 118 Task Force in Borno state.
Suspected Boko Haram members kill another Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel
He was killed alongside his security details, by an IED in an ambush Monday evening, December 12.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vanguard reports further that this makes it the fourth Army officer to be killed by the terrorists in the last two months.
Lieutenant-Colonel Umusu was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Nigerian Lieutenant Colonel was killed by a land mine
Sahara Reporters said he sustained injuries when the vehicle in which he and his adjutant were traveling ran into landmines buried in the road after Zare, close to Damasak, on their way to Gudumbali, Borno state.
He died on his way to Maiduguri for treatment.
The report said other vehicles successfully drove through the same road until the IED was detonated.
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O.Umusu and his security details were returning from Maiduguri to their location towards Baga, when the incident happened between Sari and Gudumbali.
Recall that Nigerians were thrown into a state of serious mourning when Lieutenant Colonel Abu Ali was killed alongside six other soldiers under his watch.
Barely one week after, the report about the death of Lt Col BU Umar sent shock waves across the country as well, the military again confirmed the death of BU Umar, the Lieutenant-Colonel and commanding officer of 114 TF battalion of the Nigerian Army.
Another lieutenant identified as Muktar, was confirmed dead during the ambush by the insurgents, a week after.