Military sources have revealed that at least seven Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Doska, Borno state, after getting tricked by them.
According to TheCable, the soldiers were on a patrol to the area when they got tricked by the insurgents who appeared in military uniforms and gun trucks.
Doska, a village in between Ajigin and Talala in Damboa local government area of the state, became deserted since 2015 when the insurgents took control of the area which today remains one of their strongholds.
“The troops were on a fighting patrol, and when they got to Doska, they saw these people in military uniforms and military machines, and they even waved so our troops thought they were soldiers from another formation,” a source said.
“The troops stopped, exchanged greetings with these people. And as they proceeded, they ran into an ambush. Immediately, the insurgents closed in on them, opening fire.
“We lost seven soldiers, and 14 were critically injured.”
Another source told the media outlet that the insurgents in the area are known to always ambush soldiers with the aim of stealing gun trucks and other weapons from the army.