Nigerian Army commander killed in Sambisa forest

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One of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group, Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, has been reportedly killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Sambisa Forest.

Sahara Reporters, citing sources, said Lt Col Mamudu was killed on Thursday, March 1, along with a young naval officer while on patrol for Operation Deep Punch 11.

This is second time of his coming to northeast to serve, he was first posted to Borno in 2015, according to military sources.

Mamudu who is described a fearless fighter was posted to the northeast in 2017 from the Nigerian Army HQ department of training and operations (DATOPS). The deceased officer was an indigene of Kogi state.

Sahara Reporters

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