JIHADISTS ATTACK MILITARY BASE
Hundreds of Nigerian troops missing after Boko Haram overruns base
Hundreds of Nigerian troops are missing after Boko Haram jihadists overran a military base in the remote northeast, security sources said Sunday, in the second major assault on the armed forces in two days.
The militants invaded a base holding more than 700 soldiers in Yobe state
Boko Haram terrorists attacked troops of the 81st Division Forward Brigade at Jilli village in Geidam district. The terrorists came in huge numbers around 7:30 pm and overran the base after a fierce battle that lasted until 9:10 pm,” said the military source.
“The base had 734 troops. Currently the commander of the base and 63 soldiers have made it to Geidam (60 kilometres away) while the remaining 670 are being expected,” he said, without elaborating on their possible fate.
A leader of a local anti-jihadist militia said the soldiers sustained casualties, but was unable to give a toll, attributing the attack to the Abu-Mus’ab Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram, which is known for targeting Nigerian forces.
Culled from Vanguard
Was it not that Abu-Mus’ab Al-Barnawi faction that was paid handsomely for the Dapchi girls? Issokay, I guess we can see what they have done with the ransom.
These attacks are just unfortunate. My heart goes out to those soldiers at the front. The politicians pulling their strings are beyond redemption so we have to sympathize with the fighting man at the war front.
May God save our troops.
Update from Nigeria Army via twitter 09.55 am on 16th July 2018