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BORNO: Boko Haram ambush, kill 3 Nigerian soldiers

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Three Nigerian soldiers were recently killed by Boko Haram insurgents and three others reportedly wounded in Borno State.

Reports say the soldiers died when an improvised explosive device planted by Boko Haram insurgents was detonated on October 16.

A military source said that the incident happened when troops of 123 Special Forces Battalion in Cross Kauwa, were ambushed while on a patrol along Cross Kauwa-Baga Road in Kukawa Local Government Area.

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During the attack, a gun truck was reportedly stolen by the insurgents and a military water tanker destroyed.

The wounded victims have been hospitalised at the military hospital in Maiduguri, the state capital.

As at the time of filing in this report, the defence headquarters spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, and army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, were yet to confirm or deny the incident.

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