About eight soldiers were said to be missing while three others were reported injured when Boko Haram members ambushed troops on the Damboa-Sabon Gari Road in Borno State on Monday, February 26, 2018.
SaharaReporters quoted military sources as saying that one Army gun truck was also taken away by the sect’s members.
According to sources, the injured soldiers have been moved to a medical facility in Biu for treatment.
On Sunday afternoon, it was gathered that a Nigerian Army Captain identified as Polycarp was killed by an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, in Shetimari village in Borno State.
Military sources told newsmen that the officer was on patrol when the vehicle he was being driven in went over an IED, sparking the explosion that killed him.
Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?
Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.
The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.
Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.
Despite the government claiming that the terrorist group has been “degraded”, “technically defeated”, “decimated”, and “unable to carry out large-scale attacks”, Boko Haram continues to terrorist the people of the North Eastern states in the country.
In February, 2018, the group abducted 110 female students of a local girls secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State.