ABUJA, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Scores of Nigerian government forces went missing following an ambush by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, local media and residents said on Sunday.
The soldiers were driving in at least eight trucks when the Boko Haram fighters ambushed their convoy early Saturday at Boboshe village in Bama area of the state, the officials News Agency of Nigeria reported.
A reliable source told Xinhua that up to 70 army personnel, including at least five officers, were yet to report at their military bases after the attack.
The source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the Boko Haram fighters in their hundreds ambushed the troops and in the process, many of them have been missing.
"It is not clear they have been overpowered and kidnapped," the source told Xinhua.