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Boko Haram fighters on Friday ambushed Nigerian soldiers on a road in the northeastern state of Borno, killing seven soldiers and leaving 19 others injured in the process.

Surprise attacks and suicide bombings have continued despite the army’s claim that it has decimated the terrorist sect in December.

The attack which occurred on Ajiri-Dikwa road hit the troops as they were on a routine rotation on Thursday night, the military said in a statement.

“Seven soldiers paid the supreme price in the incident while 19 soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries,” the statement said.

Troops were in “aggressive pursuit” of the fleeing Boko Haram fighters, it added.

Author: Yemi Olarinre