The body of Sgt La David Johnson was discovered by Niger locals from the village of Tonga Tonga, who described him as having been captured and savagely mistreated before he…
Information regarding the death of US Army Sergeant La David Johnson and three others who died in an ambush by Islamists in Niger are still sketchy but a leak to the Washington Post has provided some new information.
Local townspeople in the isolated Niger village of Tongo Tongo describe finding Sgt Johnson’s body and that he had been left bound and with wounds that they believe indicated he had been captured and then executed by the Islamist militants.
According to the Washington Post, Johnson’s body was discovered approximately a mile from the ambush location where three of his fellow soldiers were also killed.
The villagers described Sgt Johnson as having his arms tied behind his back and that his shoes had been taken off of him. They said he had a large, gaping wound on the back of his head, an indication that the terrorists had captured him, tied him up and murdered him.
Mounkaila Alassane, Tongo Tongo chief said, “The back of his head was a mess, as if they had hit him with something hard, like a hammer. They took his shoes. He was wearing only socks.”
Adamou Boubacar, a 23-year-old farmer, found Sgt Johnson’s body in a heavy brush area on October 6th, two days after the attack. He said that both of his arms were tied behind his back and also said there was what looked to be a bullet hole in his neck.
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