Five troopers died alongside the Pridang-Bita street in Borno after their automobile stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the Nigerian military stated on Thursday.
The incident occurred when troops of 271 Task Force Battalion fought via an ambush staged by Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza.
“Sadly, five military personnel paid the supreme price as a result of the Improvised Explosive Device attack,” spokesman for the military Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu stated in an assertion.
But he stated the troops neutralised a variety of the terrorists, whereas others fled with gunshot wounds.
Chukwu additionally stated that troops had rescued 9 folks held by the terrorists throughout a clearance operation in six villages in Borno.
He named the villages as Jaje, Angwa Audu, Major Ali, Dabu Abdullahi, Dabu Wulkaro and Gori Jaji.
“They are currently receiving medical attention at the military facility and will be handed over to the appropriate authority soon,” he added.