Five military personnel on Thurday lost their lives due to after a bomb set up by the terrorists in Borno State exploded.
The remains of the deceased personnel have been promptly evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital.
In a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu he added that the soldiers lost their lives when troops of 271 Task Force Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole were on a clearance operation along Pridang-Bitta in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.
He added that the troops fought through an ambush staged by elements of Boko Haram Terrorists.
Brigadier General Texas Chukwu noted that during the fight troops ran into Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along Pridang – Bitta road by Boko Haram Terrorists before encountering the ambush.
“In the fire fight that ensued, the gallant troops fought through the ambush, they neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists, while others fled with gunshot wounds”.