9 killed in Boko Haram ambush in Nigeria – army

Boko Haram killed nine people, including five soldiers, over the weekend in an ambush on Nigerian troops in Nigeria’s northeast, the army’s spokesperson said.
In a statement distributed late on Sunday, Nigerian army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said the jihadists attacked as the troops were carrying out “clearance operations” in Boko Haram’s
fiefdom, Borno state, on Saturday.
“Five soldiers, three vigilantes and one civilian… lost their lives during the ambush, while 19 soldiers and 1 civilian,” were injured, Usman said.
“The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri, while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and are in stable condition.”
The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed the attack in a statement, saying it killed nine people in the southern part of Borno state.

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