Soldiers (File photo)
Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram militants in Borno State, according to the army on Tuesday. The sad incident took place on Monday while the soldiers were travelling between the towns of Biu and Damboa.
“Our men fell into an ambush by Boko Haram terrorists while on their way to Damboa from Biu,” a military officer told AFP.
“They fought the terrorists and we lost two men in the fight.”
A military vehicle was also seized in the attack, he added.
Despite repeated claims from the authorities in Abuja that they have “crushed the terrorists”, attacks and suicide bombings persist in hard-to-reach rural areas and outlying towns.
Last week Boko Haram militants stormed a girls’ school in Dapchi, in neighbouring Yobe state, and abducted more than 100 schoolgirls.
The raid comes four years after 276 girls were taken from a school in Chibok, in Borno state.
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