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23.08.2015 Nigeria

Nigeria army chief unharmed after suspected Boko Haram attack

By AFP
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai escaped injury when suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy he was travelling in.  By  (AFP Photo)
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Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai escaped injury when suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy he was travelling in. By (AFP Photo)

Abuja (AFP) - Suspected Boko Haram fighters ambushed a convoy carrying the head of the Nigerian army, the military said on Sunday, sparking a firefight in which 10 militants and a soldier were killed.

Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, who was unharmed, was visiting troops in the northeast Saturday when insurgents attacked in Faljari village, 45 kilometres (28 miles) east of Borno State capital Maiduguri, army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement.

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