Seven Nigerian soldiers were killed on Saturday, 21 November, when militants attacked a military convoy in a volatile town in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, according to Alhurra news.
According to authorities, fighters from the West Africa opened fire with machine guns and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the convoy of soldiers, 60 kilometers north of the regional capital, Maiduguri.
At first, one of the security sources told AFP that the death toll was five, and other four members were seriously wounded.
The convoy was on its way to the town of Baga on the banks of Lake Chad, about 140 km away, as part of the security escort of the state’s Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, who had traveled by helicopter earlier in the day. The attack took place around 4 O’clock in the afternoon.