Connect with us

News

Terrorists sack military base in Shiroro, dislodge soldiers, many missing

Published

on

Soldiers kill three Boko Haram fighters in Borno community

A military base stationed in Shiroro local government Area of Niger State has been reportedly dislodged by terrorists.

A source within the area told Ripples Nigeria that the location had about 85 soldiers stationed there, but that the terrorists bombarded the place and burnt a number of artillery guns in the process.

Though no official statement has been issued on the matter, it was also gathered that a number of the soldiers have not been accounted for after the attack which was said to have happened on Friday night through Saturday morning.

The north-east part of the country has been under terror attacks for a few years now by the Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror groups which have sacked a number of communities and displaced hundreds of thousands of Nigerians.

Read also: Again, Buhari assures Nigerians his govt will crush terrorists, bandits

Thousands of Nigerians have also been killed by the terror gangs with properties worth billions of naira lost.

Many communities are unable to carry out their livelihoods of farming and fishing in many of the affected areas, even as the Nigerian government tries to bring the situation under control.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations