Boko Haram convoy ambush death toll rises to 18

LAGOS (XINHUA) – Nigerian military confirmed yesterday the death toll from the extremist group Boko Haram’s ambush on a government officials’ convoy in Borno state on Friday has risen to 18.

Military spokesperson John Enenche said in a statement that 18 people including four soldiers, 10 policemen, and four civilians were killed during the Boko Haram ambush.

The victims met their untimely death when their vehicles, which were in pursuit of Boko Haram terrorists, ran into several Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) planted in the routes and exploded, said Enenche.