IP- Several numbers of soldiers and civilians have been killed by Improvised Explosive Devices during an ambush by militants from the ISIS-backed terrorist faction of Boko Haram.

Iran PressAfrica: Boko Haram or the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as 'Jamaat Ahl as-Sunnah Le Dawah wal-Jihad in Borno State.

The attack took place along Fulka and Bama roads on Monday, according to 'SaharaReporters'.

Some civilians including a pregnant woman using the road were also killed when their vehicles also stepped over the planted IEDs.

Improvised explosive devices and ambushes have continued to pose a major threat to soldiers fighting Boko Haram and ISWAP in Northern Nigeria.

“Right now, many soldiers and civilians who stepped on IED planted by Boko Haram have been killed along Fulka and Bama road,” one of the military sources told SaharaReporters.

“Honestly, the situation is very bad as I'm sending you this message. The road has been completely blocked due to this incident. We fear that there are many yet-to-be-exploded devices on the road.

“Also killed is a pregnant woman who has a small child with her. Fortunately, the small child who can’t be more than three years survived. Nigerians should know that Boko Haram terrorists are still actively operating within the North East.”

Another source added, “Heavy causalities, both soldiers and civilians were involved. Right now, the remaining soldiers from the engineer unit are making clearance so that the other motorists can make use of the road.”

The Nigerian military authorities have yet to be reachable for comment on the latest incident.