Boko Haram kills six soldiers, injures army general, captures military vehicles, arms in Borno
Terrorists from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), on Sunday attacked the Army Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe States, killing over 6 soldiers.
Ngamdu is reportedly under Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state and about 100km to the capital, Maiduguri.
According to SaharaReporters, military sources said aside the six Nigerian soldiers that were killed, others including the Brigadier General in-charge of the camp, were injured.
The insurgents also went away with a military operational vehicle, different arms and ammunition.
The terrorists were said to have stormed the military camp in no fewer than 10 gun trucks and could not be counted.
“They stormed the unit with about 10 gun-trucks and 4 MRAP. They beat the security checks and pretended to be friendly forces. They first attacked the Brigade Commander, wounded his ADC also. They later killed like six soldiers,” a source said.
The attack comes a few weeks after the insurgents killed over 25 soldiers who were also on patrol in Monguno area of Borno state.
Monguno is North, about 70km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital and hosted thousands of Internally Displaced Persons mostly from Dikwa and Marte council areas.
“At least 25 soldiers have been confirmed dead, the authorities have contacted some of their families, their bodies are already deposited at the morgue,” a source had told SaharaReporters.