Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and another four got wounded when Boko Haram militants attacked a community in Askira Uba local government area of Borno State on Wednesday, two local sources told SaharaReporters.
According to the source, Boko Haram members stormed the remote village of Huyim village about 2 p.m. yesterday before unleashing mayhem on the people.
"They looted and carted away foodstuff and then burned down the whole village," said the source.
SaharaReporters further reported that when the local vigilantes sent an urgent request for troops to assist in repelling the attack, the troops' vehicles rolled on land mines planted by the militants which left some of the soldiers dead and wounded.
"The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire. They looted farms products and took away livestock. We called the troops for assistance," said one of the sources.
He added, "Unfortunately, the troops' vehicle drove over landmines. The mines killed two soldiers and four other soldiers sustained degrees of injuries."