A bloody clash between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State on Friday left over 30 of the terrorists dead, and seven Nigerian soldiers, the Vanguard reports.
Spokesman of 7th Division, Nigerian Army, Lt. Col Kingsley Samuel confirmed the death of the seven soldiers even as he said 19 soldiers injured have been evacuated to hospital, the Nigerian media outlet further reports.
A statement issued by the spokesman read in part; “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole gallantly fought their way through Boko Haram Terrorists ambush along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State.
“The 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.”