Boko Haram murders three soldiers in Nigeria Military Base combatFebruary 9, 2019
Boko Haram murders three soldiers in Nigeria Military Base combat
Boko Haram murders three soldiers…Three soldiers were murdered during the time Boko Haram jihadists gave a surprise attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, security agency reported on Saturday.
The raiding took place at the Forward Operation Base in Ngwom village, some 14 kilometers (nearly nine miles) north of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri.
“Boko Haram infiltrated our base in Ngwom yesterday (Friday) at around 6:50 pm (1750 GMT) in which we lost three soldiers,” a military officer in Maiduguri reported to AFP.
Another military intelligent reporter mentioned also that the Islamist insurgents absconded with two barracks vehicles and “demobilized” a mine-resistant armored vehicle.
“The terrorists also burnt two houses and a car belonging to our members in the village,”
A civilian militia leader in Maiduguri added. It was not totally understood which of the two Boko Haram factions was the brain behind the attack.
Most of the attacks on troops in Borno and neighboring Yobe state since mid-2018 are claimed by or infernal on, the soi-disant Islamic State West Africa Province. Others, though, are disbursed by fighters loyal to long-time factional leader Abubakar Shekau.
Nigeria’s military has powerfully denied claims the assaults on troopers are a sign the group is resurgent when recurrent claims they were “technically defeated”. The attacks underline the persistent threat from the group, together with civilians, nearly ten years when the beginning of the insurrection. over 27,000 individuals have been killed in northeast Nigeria and a few 1.8 million others stay homeless.
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