50 soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Yobe


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Boko Haram fighters

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By Kingsley Omonobi & Johnbosco Agbakwuru

No fewer than 50 Nigerian soldiers were killed Monday in a deadly ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen near Goneri, a village in Yobe State.

Meanwhile, a military source denied that the soldiers were killed in an ambush, saying that an explosion of one of the military trucks carrying bombs and other artillery weapons of the fighting troops meant for consolidation and protection of cleared strongholds captured from the terrorists, exploded unexpectedly, killing more than 47 Nigerian troops inside the forest.

It said 15 soldiers, who sustained various degree of injuries as a result of the explosion, had been evacuated to Maiduguri for medical intervention.

Another source, however, confirmed that the attack, noting that it wiped out an artillery unit of the army.

A security source said the troops were on a special operation called Operation Ayiso Tamonuma, when they were…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper