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BORNO: 12 soldiers reported killed in terror ambush

TWELVE troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Hadin Kai Theatre Command in Maiduguri were reportedly killed in an ambush by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists as they travelled to Maiduguri from Monguno.

It was gathered that the insurgents made away with three gun trucks and rifles seized from the soldiers, as well as cash.

The ambush occured around 8.30am yesterday along the Monguno-Maiduguri Road., according to Punch.

It quoted a source to have said, “The Nigerian army has started the deployment of soldiers and officers that have overstayed from the theatre of operations.

“Some of the soldiers that were leaving their post for Maiduguri were the ones that were ambushed. They drove into mines that were suspected to have been planted by the insurgents because the incident happened early in the morning.

“They were also transporting some fighting equipment to the headquarters of the theatre command in Maiduguri. The insurgents made away with some of these equipment.

“They took away three gun trucks with many ammunition and some reasonable amount of cash”.

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