8 soldiers dead, 3 missing as Boko Haram ambush military convoy in Borno

Not less than eight soldiers were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists yesterday Thursday, the 9th day of February, 2017 along Ajiri-Dikwa road in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The troops were escorting about 200 newly-trained soldiers from Maiduguri to Dikwa when they were ambushed by the terrorists around 7:30pm.

A military source said “There was a heavy gunfight. At least eight soldiers have been confirmed killed and two others injured. Boko Haram also suffered losses”

“It was a surprise attack and this is what led to the casualty toll,”

A Civilian JTF member, who confirmed the attack said as many as 10 soldiers may have been killed.

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