Not less than eight soldiers were killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists yesterday Thursday, the 9th day of February, 2017 along Ajiri-Dikwa road in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops were escorting about 200 newly-trained soldiers from Maiduguri to Dikwa when they were ambushed by the terrorists around 7:30pm.
A military source said “There was a heavy gunfight. At least eight soldiers have been confirmed killed and two others injured. Boko Haram also suffered losses”
“It was a surprise attack and this is what led to the casualty toll,”
A Civilian JTF member, who confirmed the attack said as many as 10 soldiers may have been killed.