27 September 2020 by IFEANYI OSITA
The Armed Forces says fourteen security personnel and four civilians have been killed during an ambush on the convoy of the Borno State Civilians Relocation Committee comprising Armed Forces of Nigeria, Nigeria Police Force and Civilian Joint Task Force by members of the BHT/ISWAP at Barwati village in Borno state.
This is contained in a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche in Abuja.
It states that the attack was however successfully repelled by the gallant troops but sadly, a total of eighteen lives including four soldiers, ten Policemen and four civilians were lost during the sad incident.
According to the statement, troops on hot pursuit of the insurgents successfully recovered three vehicles, two of the vehicles belonging to the Nigeria Police that were earlier carted away by the terrorists during the attack.
Similarly, one BHT gun truck was also captured.
The statement explains that the casualties recorded were as a result of the explosion from the multiple Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) planted on the road by the terrorists.
The statement adds that the Nigerian Army has since deployed bomb and IED disposal teams to ensure effective route scanning and clearance to forestall future occurrence.