17 Nigerian Soldiers Killed In Boko Haram Attack On New Military Base In Borno Garunda Village
Not less than 17 Nigerian soldiers lost their lives when the dreaded Boko Haram Jihadi sect invaded a newly established military base in Garunda village, Borno state last night.
According to the AFP, the troops came under heavy attack last night when the jihadists riding trucks invaded the base and looted weapons, and military vehicles.
In the past months, the dreaded Jihadists have attacked two military base in the remote North East region.
On the 14th of July, the ISIS affiliated faction of Boko Haram attacked a military base at Jilli village in Yobe state, killing and wounding dozens of troops.
On the 26th of July, the islamists stormed another Military base on the outskirt of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and unleashed terror on the troops.
The latest attack happened days after the military relocated 81 brigade troop from Jilli in Yobe state to Garunda in Borno state.
According to AFP sources, the troops were just setting up the newly established military base when the terrorists caught them off guard.
There are fears that insiders in the military are leaking classified secrets to the insurgents about the movement of the troops.
The Nigerian army is yet to respond to AFP comments on the new attack.