The Nigerian Army has denied the killing of civilians, in an attack, by the Boko Haram insurgents against the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) trucks on Saturday.
Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, gave the clarification in Maiduguri.
According to Nicholas, the troops escorting the trucks had killed six insurgents and recovered weapons.
He explained that there were no civilian casualties in the attack, adding that he was at Dikwa when the incident occurred.
“There was an ambush but the soldiers killed six Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons. No civilian was killed.
“I was in Dikwa that Saturday and this happened while I was within.”