About 11 soldiers (including two officers) have been reportedly killed and many others injured following an attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group on the troops.
The soldiers ran into an ambush along Marte to Dikwa highway on Tuesday morning.
According to reports, the convoy stepped on a landmine before the terrorists opened fire on the troops.
“The troops while on their way to Dikwa; at about 7km from Dikwa, in the process of trying to scan the road, they mistakenly step on landmines planted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
“The troops came under heavy gunfire of the enemies.
“We lost 11 persons who paid the supreme prize for their fatherland; two officers, a captain and lieutenant and nine soldiers all killed”, one of the security sources told DailyTrust (as seen on Daily Trust Newspaper).
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