Boko Haram militants on Friday ambushed soldiers close to Mafa about 52 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State, killing at least seven soldiers, according to agency reports.
One female soldier was reportedly abducted by the insurgents.
Many of the terrorists were also killed during the attack.
The troops were said to be on their way to Dikwa at about 9:00 a.m. when they unexpectedly came under fire from the terrorists.
Credit: The Nations