Boko Haram terrorists have killed at least seven Nigerian soldiers and injured 19 others, the army said in a statement, another indication that the terrorists were far from being defeated.
The Nigerian army said troops were ambushed along Ajiri-Dikwa road in Borno State during the operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“Elements of troops affected encountered the ambush while conducting routine rotation of troops last night. The gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists.
“Unfortunately 7 soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident while 19 soldiers sustained various degree of injuries.
“The soldiers who sustained injuries during the fierce encounter have been evacuated and are currently receiving treatment at Military hospital in Maiduguri,” said the army.