Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and some others were injured following an attack by Boko Haram militants in Borno state. The attack on Monday happened as 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.
A gallant soldier identified as captain Polycarp was killed alongside other soldiers. About eight soldiers are said to be missing, while three others were injure.
The injured soldiers have been moved to a medical facility in Biu for treatment.