Madarari area in Konduga council of Borno State was under attack by suicide bomber on Tuesday, leaving five dead and six others injured.

The attack which was carried out around 1:30 pm, saw the bomber detonate his Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a military check point killing the victims.

Spokesperson of the Civilian JTF, Malam Bello Danbatta, said he lost four of his men including the leader of the task force in Konduga.

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Danbatta described the loss as shocking and said that many of his members had lost their lives fighting Boko Haram.

“We evacuated the injured victims to the state specialist hospital for treatment” he said.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it neutralised six Boko Haram members during its clearance operations at Gashigar, Borno.

Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said some of the terrorists were wounded, while weapons were recovered during the encounter.

According to him, troops also successfully cleared Gambori, Dumbawa, Damsu, Awardi, Kanaram, Laridi, Malumdi and Yaramdi villages at the fringe of Sambisa forest.

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