The Nigerian soldiers on patrol has successfully broke through insurgents’ ambush on Thursday around delwa and neighboring communities, 35kilometres to Maiduguri, Borno state as they advanced to dislodge insurgents who were massing up in the area.
Thereew was a gum battle that ensued as the troops wadded through the
ambush left scores of insurgents dead, while 3 soldiers died in
The Defence Twitter said that 7 soldiers who incurred various
degrees of injuries have been evacuated for treatment while the
troops have continued with their mission.
There were reports early yesterday that the deadly Islamic sect,
Boko Haram, had taken over one of the major routes linking
Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to the Southern parts of the
state, forcing travelers to take other longer routes to their
Those travelling to the Borno South had to go through Yode and
Gombe States before turning Northwards to get home, in what
victims were said to have described as tortuous journey.
It was learnt that travelers going to Damboa and Biu were the
worst hit by yesterday’s experience.