More facts have emerged on how scores of soldiers were killed while several others were wounded when Boko Haram members engaged troops of the Nigerian Army in a gun duel at Metele in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. The incident, which occurred on Sunday evening on the fringes of Lake Chad Basin, saw the insurgents shooting sporadically as they attacked the military base and sacked it. A security source told New Telegraph correspondent that the insurgents overpowered the military and successfully carted away weapons.
“They opened fire and forcibly gained access into the military base. We lost some soldiers who stood to protect while some are yet to return. From what I got, they were outnumbered and overpowered. It was a sad day for us at the Theatre. The terrorists took advantage of the bad terrain and attacked us; it was really bad on the side of troops,” the source said. Also confirming the attack, a military official, who did not want his name in print, said the village was predominantly occupied by troops and Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF).
“We got the reports that Boko Haram terrorists attacked Metele Village in Kukawa Local Government Area on Sunday, the attack lasted for hours before they eventually penetrated the military base and now the rest is history. “Our concern is that they are becoming stronger and deadly almost on a weekly basis.
New Telegraph, November 23, 2018
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