No fewer than seven soldiers attached to 153 Task Force Battalion in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State have been reportedly killed in a deadly attack by the Boko Haram terrorists.
But the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima could not confirm the killings, stating he was yet to get proper information on the attack.
However sources said the troops were taken unawares by the insurgents that struck around 10am on Monday.
The soldiers were reportedly overwhelmed by the terrorists after putting up a strong fight to defend their base.
The unit, according to sources, has been moved to Dikwa, another Council Area after the deadly attack.