Troops returning from Bama on humanitarian escort duty were ambushed enroute Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri.
The gallant troops, however, successfully cleared the ambush and exploited up to Afunori.
Unfortunately, two soldiers and three civilians were wounded in the ambush.
Among them were staff of United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian organizations.
The wounded have been evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri and they are in stable condition.
The Nigerian Army in a statement sympathized its personnel, the United Nations and other Non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in the attack.
It reiterated its determination and commitment to ensuring safety and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons.