Six soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion have been reportedly killed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
It is understood that the soldiers ran into an ambush by the terrorists around Banki Junction in Borno state on Sunday.
Quoting military sources, TheCable listed the dead soldiers as two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates who lost their lives in the attack.
The dead soldiers were said to have been part of a team of 70 soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion in the area who were on a ”rescue patrol”.
The source said: “There were about 70 soldiers who were sent on that mission.”
“We had information that some people were being held captives by the insurgents, and that was why the soldiers were mobilised to carry out a rescue patrol.
“The soldiers ran into ambush a few kilometres that they took off, and six of them were killed.
“We later sent in a reinforcement to clear the area and recover their bodies.”
As at the time of publishing this report, the army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, was not reachable for comment on the attack.