An ambush by suspected Boko Haram insurgents around Banki Junction in Borno state has claimed the lives of six soldiers.
Quoting a military source, TheCable reports that two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates were confirmed to be victims of the attack.
The incident happened Sunday morning when about two companies of soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion in the area were on a ”rescue patrol”.
“There were about 70 soldiers who were sent on that mission,” a source said.
“We had information that some people were being held captives by the insurgents, and that was why the soldiers were mobilised to carry out a rescue patrol.
“The soldiers ran into ambush a few kilometres that they took off, and six of them were killed.
“We later sent in a reinforcement to clear the area and recover their bodies.”
Have a story to tell, or images to share on interesting Nigeria news? Send them to Concise News via Whatsapp (0906 928 2577)
Tired of generators? Get PRAG INVERTER, Nigeria's No.1 Inverters Be the first to know...Get daily round up of top Nigerian newspaper headlines. Click here. Tired of estimated bills/generator noise? Go off the grid...get PRAG SOLAR for 24/7 noiseless and uninterrupted power supply.