Boko Haram members have ambushed and killed six Nigeria military in Borno state, two military sources told AFP on Thursday.
The sources say, insurgents opened fire on a military patrol Van near Jakana, 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri, killing every soldier in the Van.
“We lost all six soldiers in the ambush, including a colonel,” said the first of two military sources, who both spoke on condition of anonymity.
“The soldiers were on their way to Maiduguri from Damaturu, the capital of neighbouring Yobe state, when the jihadists attacked them around 1620 GMT,” said the source.
“The gun truck the soldiers were driving in was destroyed,” the second source said.
This is coming few days the army chief threatened the insurgents to surrender their weapons or be annihilated by the military superior gun power.
The military is yet to officially confirm the attack.