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Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by fkaz(m): 2:56pm On Jan 19, 2013
Two soldiers were killed and five others injured Saturday in an explosion in Okene city in Kogi state, an army spokesman said, adding that they were part of the contingent set to be deployed to Mali.
“We lost two soldiers while five others were wounded when the IED (improvised explosive device) planted on their route went off and hit their convoy,” Major General Bola Koleoso told AFP.
Koleoso said that the soldiers were among the troops being prepared for deployment in Mali as part of an African force to help the country retake its Islamist-controlled north.
“They are soldiers scheduled to go to Mali. We are preparing them ahead of their deployment to Mali,” he said without giving further details.
He did not say if the attack, which he said was the handiwork of suspected Boko Haram Islamists, targeted specifically the troops being prepared for the Mali mission.
A contingent of 80 Nigerian troops departed for Mali on Thursday as part of the UN-mandated African force
Nigeria, West Africa’s powerhouse, has boosted its troop allotment for Mali to 1,200 soldiers from 900 planned earlier, officials said Friday. (AFP)
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2013/01/deployment-to-mali-two-soldiers-killed-five-wounded-in-kogi-explosion/
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by Nobody: 4:07pm On Jan 19, 2013
It means that the enemy is here, not in Mali!
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by free13: 5:02pm On Jan 19, 2013
Waiting for NL bokoharamist: Nagoma, Lacasa, mu2sa, Wadeoye & Co.
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by chosen04(f): 5:19pm On Jan 19, 2013
Out of the 1,200 Army officers being deployed to MAli I see only about 600 returning back. . . . .
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by ibide(m): 5:26pm On Jan 19, 2013
Eyaa ! They died Before the war
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by Nobody: 5:52pm On Jan 19, 2013
chosen04: Out of the 1,200 Army officers being deployed to MAli I see only about 600 returning back. . . . .

Pray they return with their joysticks.
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by Nobody: 5:57pm On Jan 19, 2013
Nawao, just saw the news flash on NTA. May their souls rest in peace.
Re: Deployment To Mali: Two Soldiers Killed, Five Wounded In Kogi Explosion by Nobody: 6:35pm On Jan 19, 2013
chosen04: Out of the 1,200 Army officers being deployed to MAli I see only about 600 returning back. . . . .
I pray for their safe re
turn, but I doubt if even 300 will make it back alive.

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