Three soldiers killed in a Boko Haram ambush in Borno

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At least three soldiers and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were killed while others were wounded in an ambush coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents on a convoy at Ja’alta along Gajiram to Monguno road in Borno State on Saturday.

The convoy comprising military personnel and members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were on its way to its base in Baga in Kukawa Local Government Area, when the soldiers came under heavy attack by Boko Haram faction of the ISWAP in five gun trucks.

The attack came some hours after Governor Babagana Zulum visited Baga on a working visit where he supported the newly resettled Baga Community with food items.

A Civilian Joint Task Force operative who escaped the ambush told newsmen that a heavy fight ensued with the fighters for more than one hour as the military sent reinforcements where some fighters were killed.

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