8 killed as Boko Haram lunches daring attack on military base

Suspected armed Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday night lunched a daring attack on a military base located at Buni Gari, Yobe State.

A reliable security source informed that two soldiers got killed in the attack, just as six Boko Haram insurgents were also killed by the troops.

We lost two soldiers but we killed six of the bastards,” the source said.

Buni Gari is less than 5km away from 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigeria Army located in Buni Yadi which is just about 50km away from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

According to The Nation, a resident who identified himself as Babagana said they all ran out of the town for fear after sounds of sporadic gunshots from the military base located in the southeast of the town.

Babagana has also informed that most of the residents that ran out of the town have returned with the army taking full charge of the area

"There was serious reinforcement from the 27 Task Force Brigade therefore the terrorists couldn’t make any impact,” a soldier confidentially informed.