Boko Haram ambushes army, 7 soldiers killed

Boko Haram terrorists

Boko Haram terrorists

from AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – SEVEN soldiers have been killed in battle with the Boko Haram in Borno State.

The battle following an ambush by the insurgents along Ajiri-Dikwa road claimed the lives of 19 terrorists.

Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, said troops encountered the ambush while conducting routine rotation of troops on Thursday night.

“The gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists,” said Samuel.

“Unfortunately seven soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident while 19 soldiers sustained various degree of injuries.”

The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle and ammunitions from the insurgents.

Additional troops have been mobilised and are still on aggressive pursuit of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.

– CAJ News

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