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More Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

More Nigerian soldiers have reportedly been killed in a Boko Haram ambush as at least two Nigerian soldiers have been confirmed dead in an ambush by Boko Haram jihadists targeting a civilian convoy close to the border with Cameroon, military .

It was gathered that the jihadists opened fire on a convoy of traders under military escort outside a village near the northeastern town of Banki on Thursday, killing two military escorts and injuring seven traders

Speaking over the issue, an unidentified military officer said;

“The (Boko Haram) terrorists ambushed the convoy around 6:00 pm (1700GMT) as it approached Banki and killed two of the soldiers providing cover for the convoy,” . “The attackers fired indiscriminately and seven civilians were injured,”

The jihadist fighters seized a truck belonging to a humanitarian organisation during the ambush, but the driver managed to escape, according to a militiaman fighting the jihadists in Banki, who have a similar toll.

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