A newly-wed, who is among the soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the northeastern part of Nigeria, has been murdered alongside others.
The report identified the newly-wed as Lieutenant Babakaka Shehu Ngorgi of the 202 Battalion in Bama, Borno State.
He was among 10 soldiers killed in the lastweek attack, said Saharareporters.
A captain and major were among the victims killed, too.
“We got a signal that we lost about 10 soldiers to Boko Haram terrorists. One of them, Lieutenant Babakaka Ngorgi just got married recently. I attended his marriage on 7th of December, 2019 at the command guest house in Maiduguri. A captain and another major were also killed,” a senior army officer was quoted as saying.
Scores of soldiers have been killed since Boko Haram began attacking military bases in 2018.
“In the last one week, Boko Haram fighters have killed and wounded several Nigerian soldiers in the city of Baga, Magumeri, Baga to Cross Kauwa highway and Maiduguri-Damboa highway,” the source added.