The death toll in a jihadist ambush on a military convoy in Borno state on Saturday rose to eight after two more bodies of soldiers were recovered, security sources said.
Three security sources had initially told AFP six people, including five soldiers and an allied militiaman, were killed in the attack.
“The death toll from the ambush is now eight. The bodies of two more soldiers were recovered,” said one of the sources.
“It is now seven soldiers and one militiaman killed,” he said.
The new toll was confirmed by another source.
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades opened fire on a convoy of soldiers and an anti-jihadist militia in Kwayamti village, 60 kilometres (36 miles) north of the…