Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed soldiers conveying foodstuff to troops in Bama-Ngurosoye, Borno state.
Disclosing this, the acting Army Spokesperson, Col Sani Usman said, “It will be recalled that Ngurosoye has been cleared of terrorists months ago, but some elements of Boko Haram terrorists that were thought to be innocent civilians, sneaked into the area and sprang an ambush on troops escorting supplies to our men at the front lines.
“A search and rescue team that was sent to ‘Bokos’ general area recovered corpses of a soldier and a civilian JTF, and as well six burnt AK-47 rifles.
“The team has also intensified search for a missing soldier. The explosive ordinance device element on the team have discovered and detonated an improvised- explosive-device buried along the road.
“They have also found out and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists hideout in the area.”
Usman added, “Despite the unfortunate incident, troops morale remain very high and they have continued with their patriotic duties of searching for and destroying the Boko Haram terrorists in their enclaves.”