Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and another four got wounded when Boko Haram militants attacked a community in Askira Uba local government area of Borno State on Wednesday, two local sources told SaharaReporters.
One source disclosed that the Islamist militants stormed the remote village of Huyim village about 2 p.m. yesterday.
The besieged community is located some 18 miles away from Uba town, the local government headquarters. "They looted and carted away foodstuff and then burned down the whole village," said the source.
Another source, a local hunter, told SaharaReporters that vigilantes in the attacked community sent an urgent request for troops to assist in repelling the attack. However, the troops' vehicle rolled on land miles planted by the militants.
"The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire. They looted farms products and took away livestock. We called the troops for assistance," said one of the sources. He added, "Unfortunately, the troops' vehicle drove over landmines. The mines killed two soldiers and four other soldiers sustained degrees of injuries."