Some Nigerian soldiers were killed and seven others wounded following an attack by terror group Boko Haram on a military base in the country’s northeastern state of Borno, according to security sources on Wednesday.
Also, there are soldiers missing since late Monday, after the attack at Gajiram in Nganzai local government area of the state, said senior military and paramilitary officials.
One senior military official told Xinhua in Maiduguri, the state capital, that “up to 28 soldiers were killed.”
The Boko Haram fighters stormed the military formation amid heavy shooting, dislodging troops at the base, one paramilitary official said.
The army is yet to issue any statement on the said attack.
However, a top government official in Borno told Xinhua that the deputy governor of the state and the General Officer Commanding and some army commanders were on their way to the military base for an on-the-spot assessment.
Boko Haram, which launched attacks in Nigeria’s northeast a decade ago, is known for its agenda to maintain a virtual caliphate in the most populous African country. Enditem