Connect with us

Boko Haram kills 70 Nigerian soldiers in Borno

child trafficker

Metro

Boko Haram kills 70 Nigerian soldiers in Borno

Around 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant ambush in the northeastern state of Borno, three military sources and a security source told Reuters on Tuesday.

They said the attackers used rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy weaponry in the attack in the village of Gorgi on Monday evening. Injured soldiers were brought to the capital city of Maiduguri, while the bodies of the dead were brought to Maimalari military hospital.

MORE READING!  Coronavirus: Lagos markets to shut down on Friday (JUST IN)

Military spokesman Sagir Musa confirmed there was an attack, but disputed the number of soldiers killed. He declined to share other details.

It was not immediately clear who the attackers were. Militants from both the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province groups are active in the region.

MORE READING!  Coronavirus: South Africa leads as country's confirmed cases hit 709
Click to comment

More in Metro

Most Read

Just In

To Top