Members of the Boko Haram insurgent group, on Monday, ambushed military vehicles along Biu and Damboa town, killing two soldiers and injuring four others.
A military source said that the soldiers were travelling between Biu and Damboa when they came under heavy gun fire from the terrorists group.
“Boko Haram attacked our soldiers on Monday. They fell into an ambush while on their way to Damboa from Biu. They fought the terrorists but we lost two men in the fight.” He said.
According to him, a military vehicle was also seized in the attack.
Despite repeated claims from the authorities that the military have technically defeated the terrorist group or degraded the militants, Boko Haram has continued to attack towns and villages across the northeast region.
With a recent attack on Dapchi town in Yobe state, it appears that, whenever Boko Haram releases few of its victims, it takes more and continues to bargain with government.
Also attacks and suicide bombings persist with unhindered successes in some hard to reach rural areas and outlying towns in Borno state particularly.
Borno state has been at the heart of the Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed over 20,000 people and displaced 2 .6 million more since it began its campaign of introducing total Shari’a in the country in 2009.