Here’s a picture of a soldier who was killed along with eight others after being attacked at Gajiram, Borno state.
According to reports, troops from 242 battalion Nigerian Army stationed at Gajiram, some 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, came under attack on Monday afternoon.
The Borno state police initially said its officers and soldiers “engaged the terrorists and promptly repelled the attack”. “There was no casualty on the side of the police,” it added.
But military communications seen by AFP said nine soldiers were classed as “KIA” — killed in action — while two others were “WIA” — wounded in action.
Locals said they had seen between 10 and 12 Boko Haram fighters being loaded into vehicles but it was not clear how many were dead or injured, it added.
Source: New feed