17 soldiers reportedly killed, 14 others injured in Boko Haram attack on base

Troops kill 15 ISWAP fighter in Borno, lose soldier

The Nigerian Army, Wednesday night, reportedly lost at least 17 soldiers while 14 others were injured after Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base.

The attack was said to have occurred at a newly established base in Garunda village in Borno State.

The heavily armed jihadists who were reportedly riding in trucks stormed and looted weapons and vehicles from a military base.

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The attack on the Garunda military base will be the third within the space of one month.

It would be recalled that on July 14, insurgents, believed to be loyal to Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawi, who is affiliated with the Islamic State group, attacked a base in Jilli village, in neighbouring Yobe state.

A number of soldiers were killed, while others were wounded and more went missing.

Also on July 26, the insurgents again attacked a military base on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.


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