Crime and Security

Boko Haram kills 4 soldiers, several others during Borno military base attack

Boko Haram kills 4 soldiers, several others during Borno military base attack

 

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists invaded a military base in Kamuya village of Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, four soldiers and several civilians while many of the terrorists were killed

The incident which occurred on Friday, started at about 6:35 pm last Thursday and disrupted the busy road as commuters and passengers plying the road had to take another route, as the road remained close up till Saturday.

A driver, Ali Isa, who left Biu on Friday with his passengers was said to have made a u-turn when they reached Buratai, and diverted back to Biu before taking through Gombe- Potiskum- Damaturu- Maiduguri 620km road.

A security source was quoted as saying; “armed men suspected to be Boko Haram, ISWAP stormed Kamuya Community and have already dislodged the Special Forces (SF) location.

“The elements are still present in the community, while patrolling communities within BUNI GARI to prevent SF reinforcement.

“SF have currently imposed movement restriction along Damaturu-Damboa-Biu Road.

“Kamuya is a border town between Biu LGA, Borno State and Gujba LGA of Yobe state.

“Unfortunately, the entire SF base was razed down by the terrorists, even as four SF were reportedly killed and a number of them Missing In Action (MIA).

Kamuya is about 30km drive from Buratai Town of former Chief of Army Staff, Rt Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai and located south along Damaturu- Buni Yadi- Biu 120km highway.

A military base in Kamuya was dislodged by insurgents, only for the military to reestablish another base last years.

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