Boko Haram attacks military base in Borno, kills 10 soldiers

By AdvocateNews on 05/05/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,310

Boko Haram insurgents have overrun a military base in the northern part of Borno.

The Islamic State for West Africa (ISWA), an ally of Boko Haram on Saturday claimed that 10 soldiers were killed in the Mongumeri attack.

The group through its news agency, AMAQ, claimed that it damaged military weapons.

Military sources confirmed that the insurgents stormed a military base at Mongumeri, a small town in the northern part of Borno on Friday evening.

“They came at about 5:45p.m, but our gallant soldiers repelled them. They returned again, but from three different angles firing into the base,” a military source said, but could not give more details about the casualties.

The source disclosed that some weapons were destroyed by the insurgents in the attack. “The terrorists also looted some shops,” it added.

Another source also said that about seven injured soldiers were evacuated and brought to a military hospital in Maiduguri from Mongumeri on Friday night for treatment.

Military authorities in the state were yet to comment on the attack, which came few days after similar raid on a military unit near Sabon Gari in Biu Local Government, southern part of Borno.

Posted 05/05/2019 07:13:41 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Buhari salutes Igwe Kingsley Chime at 80

How my family members were maltreated by EFCC...

22,000 Plateau residents displaced by killings – Red...

Ember Months: Army sustains operational activities Nationwide

Tribunal: Order army to produce your academic certificates...

Offa Bank Robbery: Saraki has Case to Answer...

2019: APC fumes at Obasanjo over Atiku

Crude oil price rises above $71 as Libya...

I killed woman I met on Facebook to...

Obi of Onitsha declares war against Osu culture...

FG gazettes court order proscribing Shiites movement

Ekweremadu Speaks on Constitutionalism in Africa


Latest News Dangote invests N63bn in Enugu-based automaker, buys 3,500 trucks Assets declaration: Court strikes out charges against Ekweremadu PDP demands review of Buhari S’Court victory, return to farm if jobless, APC replies Bill to ban plastics production in Nigeria ready soon Nigeria may face worse security problems – Buhari’s wife, Aisha Court finds Olisa Metuh guilty of all charges in N400m fraud case CBN didn’t ban domiciliary accounts deposits – Spokesman I didn’t forge NYSC exemption certificate – Bayelsa dep gov 2 feared dead, female aspirant stripped in bloody Ebonyi councillorship primaries clashes How SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu Buhari commits constitutional breach by closing Nigeria’s land borders, lawyer tells court Boko Haram menace will end in matter of days, Says Buratai


Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,174 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,916 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,108 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,089 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (13,986 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (13,144 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,905 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (12,025 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,574 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,526 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,475 views) Doctors in Enugu decry high personal income tax deductions (11,298 views)





Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands