A military convoy was attacked by dozens of suspected ISWAP fighters along Gubio/Damasak highway in the northern part of Borno State on Saturday.
It was gathered that an undisclosed number of military officers sustained injuries in the attack while utility vehicles belonging to the troops were forcefully taken away after a gun battle.
A further report had it that the soldiers ran into the ambush at Kareto while travelling to Gubio in Borno State to pick APC members for their ward congress fixed for Damasak.
Kareto is the hometown of Bukar Gana Kareto, who represents Kukawa/ Guzamala/Abadam/ Mobbar Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
The affected town has been abandoned for years due to the activities of Boko Haram/ISWAP.
The soldiers were supposed to accompany the politicians from Abadam to Damasak, the venue of their Ward Congress.
Although Abadam Local Government has been abandoned since 2014, politicians from the LGA were mobilised for congress in Damasak but the incident did not allow them to attend the congress as they returned to Gubio.
Source: Naija News