Borno - The Nigerian Army has said an unknown number of Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for after an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in a community in Borno State, Premium Times reports.
The spokesman of the Nigeria army, Sani Usman, said19 soldiers were critically injured in the attack.
Operatives of the Civilian-JTF, embedded with the military squad, were also badly injured in the deadly encounter in a village called Nguro Gongon.
The injured soldiers have been evacuated to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, while a rescue team was deployed to go searching for the missing soldiers according to Usman.
This is happening a day after News24 reported that troops killed 42 terrorists and rescued 80 captives held ransom by the Boko Haram group at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
An unconfirmed number of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.
Some 38 women and 42 children were rescued from the insurgents.
- News 24