By Omobolanle Kougbe
Four soldiers have been killed by a landmine believed to have been set by Boko Haram insurgents ambush in Borno State, on Sunday.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who said that the troop were on an administrative patrol from Maiduguri when they drove into the landmine, stated that 16 soldiers and three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were also wounded when the troop encountered the landmine between Miyanti and Dareljamal in Borno State.
Usman stated that weapons and other ammunitions were recovered from the sect group. “The ambush was cleared and three Boko Haram terrorists were killed by the troops. They also recovered a machine gun, an AK-47 rifle and some quantity of ammunition.” He said.
“Unfortunately, we lost an officer and three soldiers, while 16 soldiers and three Civilian JTF members sustained injuries during the encounter. Similarly, two vehicles that encountered the IED were badly damaged.” He added.
Usman further stated that the injured persons have been removed and are recuperating.
“The wounded have since been evacuated and are in stable condition.” He said.