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7/16/2018

SCORES OF NIGERIAN TROOPS WENT MISSING AFTER BOKO HARAM AMBUSH


Nigerian troops went missing following an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, local media and residents said on Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The soldiers were driving in at least eight trucks when the Boko Haram fighters ambushed their convoy early Saturday at Boboshe village in Bama area of the state, the officials News Agency of Nigeria reported.

A reliable source told Xinhua that up to 70 army personnel, including at least five officers, were yet to report at their military bases after the attack.

The military source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the Boko Haram fighters in their hundreds ambushed the troops and in the process, many of them have been missing.

"It is not clear they have been overpowered and kidnapped," the source told Xinhua.

Only three out of 11 military trucks deployed to Boboshe village returned to their bases after the villagers sent a distress message to the security personnel in the area, added the source.

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