Five Soldiers Dead, 40 Injured In Borno Attack

Five Soldiers Dead, 40 Injured In Borno Attack

An explosives-laden pick-up truck has reportedly rammed into a military convoy in Borno killing five soldiers and injuring 40 others, AFP reports.

A military officer told AFP that the convoy was conducting ‘clearance operations’ when the incident happened on Thursday.

“At about 1100 hours (1000 GMT) on Thursday, a suicide bomber believed to be a Boko Haram terrorist riding in a van loaded with explosives rammed into a military convoy at Manguzum village,” one said.

“We lost five soldiers in the incident and more than 40 sustained various degrees of injuries,” added the officer, who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak about the incident.

 A second military source said the troops were heading into Borno when the jihadist crashed his vehicle into a tank.

“The armoured tank was seriously damaged and the operation slowed down,” he added.

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