Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly ambushed ten military trucks in Kauwa village, Borno State, killing dozens in the attack that occurred on Friday.
Channels Television, quoting military sources, said the troops were en route Kukawa village to repulse an attack when they were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
Although it is unclear how many troops were killed, Agence France-Presse (AFP) is reporting that no fewer than 15 troops and four militia fighters lost their lives.
“We lost 15 soldiers and four civilian JTF (militia) in the terrorists’ ambush in the forest near Gudumbali,” a source was quoted to have said.
The attack is the latest in a jihadist conflict which has killed over 36,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeast Nigeria since it began more than a decade ago.