- Two soldiers have been reportedly killed in Borno state
- They were said to have lost their lives on Monday, February 27, in an ambush in the state
- The insurgents had last week abducted some school girls of Dapchi in Yobe state
Two Nigerian soldiers have been reported killed and four injured in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state, the army was quoted to have said on Tuesday, February 27.
The Punch reports that the attack happened on Monday, February 26, as soldiers were travelling between the towns of Biu and Damboa.
Legit.ng gathered that Borno state has been at the heart of the insurgents that killed over 20,000 people and displaced 2.6 million more since 2009.
“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 sui*cide 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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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar relocated to Yobe state to personally superintend the search for the missing students of the Government Girls Science Technical School in Dapchi, headquarters of Bursari local government area.
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