Lieutenant-Colonel AE Mamudu, one of the commanding officers of the Nigerian Army Strike Force Group was, on Thursday, killed by a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device in the Sambisa Forest of Borno State in Nigeria.
Lieutenant-Colonel Mamudu was killed along with a young Naval officer while on patrol for Operation Deep Punch 11.
Mamudu, described as a fearless fighter, hailed from Kogi state.
Military sources at the defense headquarters say this was his second time of being posted to the crisis-stricken Northeastern part of the country. He was first posted to Borno in 2015.
He was posted there last year from the Nigerian Army HQ department of training and operations (DATOPS).