- The security efforts against terrorism in the northeast was punctured as at least seven soldiers were killed by Boko Haram
- The men of the Nigerian troop were killed on Saturday, November 21, in Borno during a landmine attack
- Soldiers who survived the attack said weapons used by the army and a gun truck were seized by the terrorists
At least, seven soldiers have been reportedly killed following a landmine attack on the military operatives on Saturday, November 21, in Borno state.
This attack came amid rising security challenges facing the northeastern part of the country masterminded by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists.
The ill-fated soldiers were killed while on escort duty en route Baga, a terror-infested community located in the Kukawa local government area of Borno.
It was gathered that after the landmine ambush, the Boko Haram terrorist followed up the attack with heavy gunshots which led to the death of the men of the Nigerian troop.
The attacked convoys were carrying truckloads of food to Baga for the Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) on the order of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno.
Natives who also escorted the convoy were also not spared as some of them were reportedly injured in the explosion.
Eyewitnesses said they have been evacuated from the scene of the attack to a hospital in Maiduguri.
Weapons used by the army and a gun truck were seized by the Boko Haram terrorists according to the soldiers who survived the tragic incident.
The Nigerian military is yet to comment on the attack, but Isa Gusau, spokesman to Zulum said contrary to some media report, the governor's convoy was not the one attacked.
Meanwhile, a major onslaught has been launched against the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state after men of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole inflicted heavy casualties on them.
According to a statement released by Major-General John Enenche, the defence media operations coordinator, on Monday, November 16, the terrorists were neutralised, thanks to multiple airstrikes executed by the Nigerian troops.
Enenche revealed that the attack, which was carried out on Saturday, November 14, in the Gobara and the Sambisa ‘S’ region, saw the logistics of terrorists also destroyed.
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