About 50 to 60 men riding horses ambushed the battalion Wednesday and made off with weapons, telephones and money, U.N. News Service reported Thursday.
Forty-five Nigerian soldiers died Wednesday in a road accident shortly after returning from the peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the Federal Road Safety Commission said.
The accident -- which occurred when the soldiers' bus crashed into a fuel tanker -- was blamed on low visibility on the Kari-Potiskuim-Maiduguri road, This Day reported Friday.
"These gallant Nigerian soldiers had just been re-inducted from the AU Peace Mission, where they had served meritoriously, and flown our nation's banner with pride and distinction," Nigerian Vice President Goodluck Jonathan said.
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