Nigeria, September 27: At least eight soldiers were killed in two attacks in northeastern Nigeria by Boko Haram which also left more than two dozen fighters dead. An army statement confirmed that the armed group ambushed a convoy late on Sunday near Bama, 70km southeast of Maiduguri, resulting in the deaths of an army officer, three soldiers, and three attackers.
The previous day army position at Logomani, 110km northeast of Maiduguri city, was attacked by the gunmen which killed four soldiers. The firefight killed at least 22 fighters informed the army. The official death toll of troops killed in the past week has rose up to 10 with 24 others wounded after the attack.
It was also claimed by Boko Haram that more than 40 soldiers from a multinational army were killed in just one attack last week. “Unfortunately, we lost an officer and three soldiers, while 16 soldiers and 3 Civilian JTF sustained injuries during the encounter. Similarly, two vehicles that entered the IED were badly damaged. “The wounded have since been evacuated and are in stable condition,” the army statement added.