Boko Haram attacks military barracks in Borno
333 Artillery Barracks have been attacked by Boko Haram Insurgents on Monday, July 13 in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the barracks reportedly to be a short distance from the Nigerian Air Force base in the ancient city, was attacked by 11:20pm.
According to TheCable report, the insurgents had attacked some parts of the town before heading to the barracks which they surrounded.
Speaking on the attack, a resident of Maiduguri identified as Tajudeen Umar told newsmen that loud explosion roused him from sleep.
“We are under serious attack in this city. Sounds of gunshot and bombs from different direction. I can’t tell precisely where this is from but the sounds are clear.”
The attack was confirmed by Military sources who further disclosed that soldiers responded immediately but the insurgents had already surrounded the barracks.
The attack happened on a day the service chiefs marked their fifth anniversary in office.