Boko Haram kills 11 soldiers in fresh ambush
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly killed 11 soldiers including two officers and injured an unconfirmed number after the convoy of the force ran into an ambush along Dikwa highway on Tuesday.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the incident occured along Marte to Dikwa highway on Tuesday morning when the convoy step on a landmine and thereafter the insurgents opened fire on the troops.
According to Daily Trust report, the incident happened on Tuesday.
“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 said.
Recall that less than a week ago insurgents laid an ambush against the state official convoy killing soldiers, policemen, members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and some civilian along Monguno/Baga axis of the state.