Boko Haram terrorists has ambushed a military convoy along the Maiduguri- Monguno highway, and reportedly killed at least eight soldiers, carting away weapons belonging to the Nigerian Army, a security source said.
The incident happened at Gasarwa village, some distance to Gajiram in Nganzai LGA of Borno State. According to the source, four military vehicles were burnt, five soldiers were missing after the heavy gun battle.
The source revealed that the remains of the dead soldiers were taken to Sector 3 headquarters in Monguno when Sector 3 Commander, Maj. Gen. Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, and some troops visited the ambush scene on a search-and-rescue mission.
A movement restriction order from Monguno to Maiduguri is imposed as passengers going to Maiduguri by road are stranded.