Three solders killed in Boko Haram attack in military base
Three solders were killed and a few missing after a Boko Haram assault on an military base in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, military and volunteer army sources disclosed to AFP Thursday.
Boko Haram fighters believed to be from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Kareto, 150 kilometers (about 90 miles) north of the state capital Maiduguri on the 15th of November Thursday.
The militants temporarily dislodged troops from the base before being repelled with aerial support, the sources said.
“We lost three warriors in the battle and a few others are as yet missing,” a military officer in Maiduguri told AFP. The fear based oppressors were smoked out of the base by a fighter jet which sent to the scene,” said the officer who asked not to be named because he was not approved to talk on the occurrence.
The military source did not anyway state if the attackers trucked away any weapons.
“The remains of the three soldiers were recouped after the attack,” said the militia who favored not to be known.
“More troops have touched base in Kareto yet most residents have not returned,” he said.
It was the second assault on the military base in two years.