In one week, four army bases attacked by Boko Haram

In one week, four army bases attacked by Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents backed by the Islamic State West African Province have attacked at least four Nigerian Army bases between last Wednesday and Tue

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Boko Haram insurgents backed by the Islamic State West African Province have attacked at least four Nigerian Army bases between last Wednesday and Tuesday, thus raising concerns among the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East. In the attacks on army bases by the insurgents within the last one week, ammunition worth at least N20m was carted away by the fighters.

The army has in those attacks, lost a yet-to-be-ascertained number of soldiers when Boko Haram fighters attacked its bases in the Mobbar, Damasak, Monguno and Gajiram areas of Borno State. The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, has yet to confirm the number of casualties in any of the attacks.

On June 12, while the Democracy Day celebration was ongoing nationwide, Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military location at Kareto village in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State. The terrorists reportedly killed the Commanding Officer of 158 Battalion and an undisclosed number of soldiers. On Saturday, June 15, Boko Haram terrorists attacked another troops’ location in Damasak, Borno State, during which an unconfirmed number of soldiers were injured. On Monday, the Boko Haram fighters attacked another military base in Monguno, Borno State, killing at least five soldiers.

The terrorists reportedly invaded the location in many utility vehicles in an attack, which occurred on Monday around 6pm. Sources said before reinforcements came to Monguno, the terrorists had made away with the military’s ammunition and set a section of the base on fire. On the same Monday, the terrorists in armoured trucks attacked another army base in Gajiram in the Nganzai LGA of the state. A source said the terrorists were in the area for almost five hours and did not attack people who fled into the bushes or hid indoors.