No fewer than 20 soldiers were killed and several others injured when suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed troops’ convoys in Borno State on Tuesday.
However, the Military said only two soldiers were killed in the ambush. It added that troops neutralized 17 members of the Boko Haram sect during the encounter.
According to Daily Trust, the incident occurred along Damboa/Maiduguri highway at about 30 kilometers away from Damboa town.
A security source told our correspondent that the terrorists opened fire on troops which resulted in the deaths of many soldiers.
“It was so sad, our troops went on clearing operations on the way back to Damboa at 30 kilometers away, the terrorists laid an ambushed and shots from every angle. Wadi Rum fly over.
“We lost more than a dozen soldiers.
“The corpses of the soldiers have been evacuated to Maiduguri as well as those who sustained injures.
“They are currently receiving treatment in the military facility,” a security source said.