JUST IN: 6 soldiers die in auto crash while responding to distress call to fight Boko Haram

Six Nigerian soldiers have lost their lives in an auto crash while en route to respond to a distress call related to a Boko Haram attack. 

The incident occurred in Bama, Borno State, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.

The soldiers, part of Operation Hadin Kai, were travelling in a gun truck when the vehicle veered off the road, causing it to somersault multiple times. 

Despite their efforts, six out of the seven soldiers aboard the vehicle died, with four dying at the scene and two succumbing to their injuries later in the hospital.

A source quoted in the report said: “The vehicle which we called buffalo was driven by CPL Tairu. There was a Boko Haram attack, so they called them for reinforcement. 

“On their way, they were called to turn back as they were facing another route, as he was about turning back, the vehicle skidded off. It happened here in Bama. 

“Out of seven personnel, six of them died. Four died at the spot while two died later in the hospital.”

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