Civilians Joint Task Force Leader 4 others killed in ISWAP ambush in Borno
By: Zagazola Makama
Atleast four members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF), including their leader, were killed while others injured during an ambush on Nigerian soldiers in the North East of Gubio local government.
Gubio is around 80 kilometers north of the restive capital of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
It was gathered that military convoy was on on a fighting patrol in the early hours of Monday between Gubio to Magumeri when they were ambushed by suspected Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP), insurgents, around river Kulu'u Isaram.
An Intelligence Officer, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Counter Insurgency Expert in the Lake Chad, that the attackers opened fire at the vehicle conveying the CJTF Chairman, simply identify as Mandama, killing him and four others members of his team.
The sources said that some of the troops also sustained bullet wounds during a cross fire with the militants while extricating themselves in the ambush.
"The deceased were evacuated to Gubio town to be buried later in the day,"he said.