The soldiers were reportedly killed by an IED.
Reports from Okene, Kogi State indicate that two soldiers were killed after their convoy suffered an Improvised Explosive Device, IED attack.
The incident reportedly occurred around Itakpe along the Okene-Lokoja highway in the early hours of Saturday.
It is not clear who is behind the attack, with some witnesses attributing it to armed robbers while others said it was the work of militants based in Okene.
PREMIUM TIMES was unable to get the spokesperson of the Police, Simon Ibe, as his phone line was unreachable as at the time of writing this report.
The two soldiers killed are reported to be part of a convoy of military officers travelling to Kaduna state.
It could be recalled that two soldiers were also killed in Okene in August last year when their patrol van was attacked by some gunmen. The incident led to near total shutdown of the town and reported reprisal attack by soldiers.
A resident of Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State said ambulances were seen conveying both the dead and wounded to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
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