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Many soldiers killed as terrorist ambush convoy in Borno
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Scannews24 Gathered reports from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital said an unspecified number of terrorists believed to be factional militia from the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, attacked a convoy of army vehicles alongside the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Monday, afternoon.
Travelers along the road told that the incident happened at about 3:00 pm in Jakana village, killing several persons.
Another traveler that the led residents in Jakana said them that only one of the automobiles in the military convoy strived to flee the ambush.
A source disclosed to Daily Post that they noticed when the military vehicles were arriving, and the way one of the vehicles withdrew to the military location at a high speed and the army started to maneuver back to the location of the ambush.
“Most of the vehicles coming to town at that moment were stopped until the soldiers that went as reinforcement returned with some of the injured. We heard a soldier saying they took position and opened fire from all angles denying them (military) space for action,” the source said
Also, a resident of Gomari, who was on the highway, explained that he saw the bloodbath while coming back from Damaturu.
According to him, a villager informed them that when the assailants confronted the army, one of the military vehicles, while attempting to flee, made a violent flip and somersaulted, throwing all of the occupants out.
The number of casualties remains unspecified because the military is yet to make remarks on this as of the time of filing this report.SOURCE: Scannews24.com