13 Nigerian soldiers, 2 policemen killed in Boko Haram ambush

Abuja:Thirteen soldiers and two policemen were killed in an ambush by terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria, the Army has said.

The incident occurred late on Monday along the northeastern Damaturu-Maiduguri road, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

The ambush followed another Boko Haram attack repelled by troops at a military formation in the northeastern state of Yobe the same day.

One soldier was injured while an unknown number of Boko Haram members were killed during the gunfight at the military base.

In November, the Army claimed that Boko Haram had gone hi-tech, using drones and mercenaries, in attacking military formations.

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been trying to establish an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria, killing some 20,000 people and forcing displacement of millions of others.