Two Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush by Boko Haram fighters, an official has said.
Three Boko Haram fighters were also killed in the ambush, the official said.
The Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, John Enenche, said these in a statement obtained by News Agency of Nigeria.
Enenche said troops of Combat Team 1, Operation Kantana Jimlan who were on patrol along Buni Yadi to Buni Gari axis of Yobe State encountered multiple Improvised Explosive Devices and a Boko Haram ambush. He said the ambush took place 8 kilometres ahead of Buni-Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe leading to the killing of two soldiers while three other soldiers sustained injuries as a result of the explosion.