Col Ken Elemele killed by Boko Haram on Wednesday

Mr. Ken Elemele, a col. was among the six soldiers killed by Boko Haram on Wednesday in an ambush
between Yobe and Borno.

Elemele is an extremely brilliant officer and gentleman.

WEST AFRICA REPORTERS (WAR) on Thursday reported the killing of six soldiers in an Ambush by the Boko Haram members.

The sources say, insurgents opened fire on a military patrol Van near Jakana, 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, killing every soldier in the Van.

“We lost all six soldiers in the ambush, including a colonel,” said the first of two military sources, who both spoke on condition of anonymity.

“The soldiers were on their way to Maiduguri from Damaturu, the capital of neighbouring Yobe state, when the jihadists attacked them around 1620 GMT,” said the source.

“The gun truck the soldiers were driving in was destroyed,” the second source said.

This is coming few days the army chief threatened the insurgents to surrender their weapons or be annihilated by the military superior gun power.

The military is yet to officially confirm the attack.

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