The Nigerian Army yesterday confirmed the loss of four soldiers in Borno State Thursday when their patrol vehicle ran into an IED buried on the road between Kangarwa and Alagarno village.
The army spokesman, Brigadier General Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement while giving an update on troops’ operations in the North-East.
Usman said three other soldiers sustained injuries, while the patrol vehicle was completely damaged.
He said three suspected terrorists who planted the explosive and hid themselves had been “fished out” and “neutralised”.
The army spokesman said apart from clearance operations, troops stationed at Banki in Borno rendered humanitarian assistance to over 887 Nigerian refugees who returned from Cameroon since Tuesday.