Three soldiers killed from bomb explosion planted against Boko Haram insurgents
Three soldiers have been confirmed dead after a roadside bomb planted by the Nigerian Army against Boko Haram insurgents exploded on Thursday killing and injuring several others.
According to Peoples Gazette, military sources disclosed that the explosion rocked the entrance of 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni Gari, Yobe state after being triggered by a lightning.
Bodies of the three soldiers confirmed killed in the incident have been evacuated to the military hospital, while those who sustained injuries have been receiving treatments.
The identities of the soldiers involved have been withdrawn to allow enough time for military authorities to notify their family members.
A spokesman for the Nigerian Army did not immediately return a request seeking comments about the incident, which came as new military chief Faruk Yahaya began introducing new measures to contain the decade-long insurgency.