By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army on Friday confirmed DAILY NIGERIAN exclusive story on the killing of seven soldiers by Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday.
DAILY NIGERIAN earlier on Friday reported the fierce ambush on the convoy of Nigerian troops that claimed seven heroes.
A statement by the spokesman of the 7 Division, Kingsley Samuel, said 19 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries.
“Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE gallantly fought their way through Boko Haram Terrorists ambush along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State.
“Elements of troops affected encountered the ambush while conducting routine rotation of troops last night. The gallant troops fought their way through, killing many of the terrorists.
“Unfortunately 7 soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident while 19 soldiers sustained various degree of injuries.
“The soldiers who sustained injuries during the fierce encounter have been evacuated and are currently receiving treatment at Military hospital in Maiduguri.
“The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle and ammunition from the insurgents. Additional troops have been mobilised and are still on aggressive pursuit of the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists,” said Mr Samuel, a lieutenant colonel.