Six soldiers have been killed in an ambush by Boko Haram fighters at Banki Junction, Borno State.
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TheCable reports that two sergeants, two lance corporals and two privates were the victims of the attack, which happened on Sunday morning. It said the ambush occurred while two companies of soldiers from the army’s 151 task force battalion in the area were on a rescue patrol.
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“There were about 70 soldiers who were sent on that mission,” the medium quoted a source to have said.
“We had information that some people were being held captives by the insurgents, and that was why the soldiers were mobilised to carry out a rescue patrol.
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“The soldiers ran into ambush a few kilometres that they took off, and six of them were killed.
“We later sent in a reinforcement to clear the area and recover their bodies.”