Two soldiers and three Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in a clash in Gujba local government area of Yobe state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Eneche, as saying the incident occurred after some insurgents laid an ambush for soldiers on Sunday.
Thwe Cable quoted Eneche as saying that the troops of combat team 1, Operation Kantana Jimlan were on a patrol along Buni Yadi – Buni Gari axis of Yobe when they ran into multiple improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and a Boko Haram ambush.
He said apart from the death of the two soldiers, three others sustained injuries as a result of the IED explosion.
“Three terrorists were neutralised, while an unconfirmed number escaped with various degrees of injury,” Eneche said in a statement.