Borno - A soldier was killed while three others were injured when the troops of the Nigerian Army repelled an ambush by the Boko Haram insurgents, Punch reports.
Investigations revealed that the insurgents ambushed the troops while they were on their way to Sambisa Forest to reinforce military presence in the area.
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An intelligence personnel said that the soldiers killed an unspecified number of the insurgents in a gun duel.
It was learnt that the troops, who belong to the 81 Battalion of the Nigerians Army, Ibadan, were ordered to move from their location in Sector 8, Maiduguri, when they ran into the ambush.
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