Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday ambushed a convoy of Nigerian troops on Maiduguri-Damboa Highway on Sunday, killing at least 10 soldiers, motorists revealed to SaharaReporters.
According to the source, the terrorists planted mines on the highways on the fringes of Sambisa Forest, killing 10 soldiers and wounding others.
“We were stopped by a military convoy,” a commercial driver told SaharaReporters. “The soldiers’ vehicle drove over IEDs [improvised explosive devices], and then the terrorists opened fire on them and killed at least 10 soldiers.”
Another motorist said the military vehicle was damaged beyond repair.
"I was at the scene when a military ambulance came at about 1 p.m. on Sunday to evacuate corpses. All vehicles were asked to stop until they evacuated all the slain soldiers,” he said.
As at the time of publication, the Nigerian Army has yet to release a statement on the matter.