Lieutenant Colonel Yusuf Ibrahim Aminu, Commanding Officer of 154 Task Force Battalion and two soldiers who died when they stepped on a roadside improvised explosive device have been buried in Borno state.
The deaths come few weeks after the Federal Government of Nigeria said it has confined the potency of Boko Haram to the Firinges of the Lake Chad.
Contrary to this, military sources told SaharaReporters that "the incident happened on Monday at 9:30am after their vehicle stepped on a road planted improvised explosive device between Mauli and Borgozo".
Four other soldiers involved in the explosion where badly injured and one gun truck was destroyed.
Borgozo where the incident occurred around Allargano forest south of Benisheik towards Damboa where there has been heavy Boko Haram activity in recent days.