Eight soldiers have been killed in a suspected Boko Haram clash in Yobe state.
The incident happened in Sassawa village, Damaturu local government area on Tuesday evening when the soldiers were ambushed by the insurgents who arrived the scene in five Hilux vans.
According to spokesman of 3 division military base in Damaturu, KayodeOgunsanya the soldiers were able to gun down some members of the insurgent group but he is unable to give specifics.
“There was casualty on both sides but I cannot ascertain the number. Men on ground had repelled the attack,” Ogunsanya said.