Boko Haram insurgents attacked troops attached to the United Nations team on their way to Bama on humanitarian escort duty, the escort convoy were ambushed by terrorists hiding in Meleri village, a few kilometres from Kawuri.
The delegation was said to be moving food items and drugs to the IDPs in Bama.
The troops however, successfully cleared the ambush and exploited up to Afunori.
According to Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, said two soldiers and three civilians were wounded in the ambush, among whom were staff of United Nations agencies and other international humanitarian organizations.
The wounded have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, and they are in stable condition.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to sympathize with our wounded colleagues, the United Nations and other Non-governmental organizations whose personnel were also injured in this sad incident.
“We wish to reiterate our determination and commitment to ensuring safety and security in the North East and safeguarding the lives of all persons,” Colonel Usman said.