The Nigerian Army has lost more than 40 personnel in an ambush attack by Boko Haram near Goneri village in northern Yobe state on Monday.

Although, the actual number of casualties was not disclosed but report has it that over 40 military personnel were killed by the terrorist group.

Defence ministry spokesman John Enenche told newsmen on Tuesday that The Nigerian military suffered some casualties in the unfortunate attack.

He further stated that the situation has subsided, “After the attack they called in the air force and raided the position of the fighters and succeeded in killing all of them – although the military here did not give the actual number of Boko Haram fighters that were killed.”

The attack, one of the deadliest against troops recently, came as the military tried to launch an offensive against the armed group that began over the weekend.

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