One soldier was reportedly killed, and two others injured following the explosion of an improvised explosive device, IED planted by members of the Boko Haram insurgent group at Mainok town along the Maiduguri -Damaturu road.
The incident occurred late in the evening of Monday 6th July.
The residents say there has been an increase in the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in the axis recently.
“We saw soldiers evacuating the corpse of their colleague and the injured. It is very unfortunate. We have to keep on praying for our soldiers. It is not easy.” Kabiru, a member of the CJTF in the area told Newspot in Maiduguri
There was also a reported attack by the Boko Haram insurgents in Gubio town of Gubio local government area of Borno State.
Residents said the attack was targeted at security operatives in the area but was repelled and that the situation is now under control.