Nigerian Soldiers Ambushed, 6 Klled and Many injured by Boko Haram

The police were advised to use tact if they observed an SUV approaching their position with or without a gun mounted.

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Niger soldiers provide security for an anti-Boko Haram summit in Diffa city, Niger September 3, 2015. Picture taken September 3, 2015. To match Exclusive USA-NIGER/BOKO HARAM REUTERS/Warren Strobel –
An attack by Boko Haram elements on Nigerian troops has left six soldiers dead, 26 wounded and several more still missing.

The ambush occurred at around 2:30 p.m., according to military officials briefed on the matter. Saturday between Jagiran and Monguno, one of the hotspots of the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

The terrorists even took away a desert camouflage Toyota bullet-proof Land Cruiser SUV belonging to the acting commander of the 3rd Armoured Division.

In order to gain entrance into military bases, military officials fear that the vehicle may be repainted with a mask.

To that end, the army has also put the Nigerian troops on red alert at various locations, urging them to scuttle the terrorists’ further escalation of trouble if they sniff any. The police were also told in the country to look out for the SUV, a military source said.

The police were advised to use tact if they observed an SUV approaching their position with or without a gun mounted.

Sagir Musa, an army spokesman, did not return calls and a text message was sent to him on Sunday evening.

Source The Gazette Nigeria