Boko Haram terrorists on Monday ambushed a military vehicle along Biu and Damboa town, killed two soldiers and injured four others.
A military source said on Tuesday 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.”
The source said a military vehicle was also seized in the attack.
Despite reports that the military have “technically defeated the terrorists group or degraded the militants”, Boko Haram has continued to attack towns and villages across the northeast region.
With the latest attack on Dapchi town in Yobe state, it appears that, when-ever Boko Haram releases few of its victims’; it takes more and continues to negotiate 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.
Meanwhile, the UN has expressed outrage at the abduction of 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
SecretarGeneral, Guterres said he was gravely concerned over the situation of the schoolgirls’ abducted during an attack on their educational institution in Dapch, Yobe state, on Feb. 19.
He called for the immediate and unconditional release of all missing girls and for their safe return to their families.
The UN chief urged the Nigerian authorities to swiftly bring those responsible for this dastardly act to justice.
Guterres reiterated the solidarity and support of the UN to Nigerian Government and other affected countries in the region in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
The UN had earlier described the abduction as “another horrific incident where young women and girls are targeted by terror groups”.
“And we very much hope that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, and just as importantly, that the girls will be found and returned to safety.
“I think the fact that these young women were abducted in an educational setting, where they should have been safe, where they should feel safe, just adds to the horror of the story”