Some soldiers from the Nigerian Army 117 task force have been injured after they ran into an improvised explosive device (IED) in a part of Chibok, Borno state.
It was gathered that the soldiers were trying to make their way to the battalion headquarters on Thursday.
A military source in the battalion told TheCable that the incident happened around 7:30 am shortly after the troops left Kwamdi to Chibok, a 12-kilometre road with part stretching through the Sambisa forest.
“The insurgents planted the bombs over night. We have confirmed the death of one soldier. About three others badly injured have been evacuated and taken to the hospital in Yola.”
The source added that a reinforcement team intervened, hence prevented a further attack from the insurgents
Calm is said to have returned to the area, but the source feared if soldiers injured would survive.
“They had too many cuts and were bleeding badly,” he said.
Sagir Musa, army’s spokesman, did not immediately respond to a message seeking his comment on the development.