Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday morning ambushed Nigerian troops in Banki area of Borno State killing six soldiers.
Sources confirmed that the attack occurred close to Banki junction.
The soldiers are said to be troops of 151 Task Force battalion who were on patrol along Bama-Banki road.
They include two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates.
“We lost six soldiers to Boko Haram terrorists this morning.
“The BHT came unexpectedly with sophisticated weapons. Six of our soldiers were killed on Sunday morning”.
Banki is 130 km southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Apart from the original residents, the community also houses some 45,000 people displaced by the Boko Haram violence.
Sunday’s attack in Banki is the latest in a string of attacks by the terror group on Borno communities.
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