Boko Haram strike again killing 8 soldiers and wounded 11 others in two separate attacks in 3 days.
The first attack happenson on Monday, April 17 at around 6:00 pm and it involved troops deployed at the Forward operating Base in Sabon Gari, Borno State.
according to those who happen to be present during the incidents, the terrorists had 5 gun trucks on which twin barrel artillery guns were mounted.
5 soldiers were killed in action while 9 others were seriously injured. The Nigerian troops fought back bravely, but were dislodged from their location about an hour of violent battle.
It was reported that hours after the unit retreated from their Sabon Gari base, the surviving troops, along with reinforcements from 25 Brigade, returned to the location in several armoured cars and buses.
The reassembling was successful. but the army is in grief for the loss of their equipment, arms and ammunition in the battle.
The second attack happens two days later on Thursday, April 19 at about 8:45 a.m. troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion ran into an IED ambush laid by the terrorist along the Ngoshe-Bokkotinta-Pulka axis.
Three soldiers were killed in the incident while two were wounded. It is also reported that a large number of terrorists were killed during the incident and several others escaped wounded.
The troops also lost one gun truck, one mine lab detector device and four AK 47 rifles.