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Boko Haram attack millitary barracks in Borno

There was serious gun battle between soldiers and suspected BokoHaram fighters who attacked a military barracks in Bama, Borno State today. Witnesses and some security…

There was serious gun battle between soldiers and suspected BokoHaram fighters who attacked a military barracks in Bama, Borno State today.

Witnesses and some security sources said the attackers, in a convoy of dozens of hilux vehicles, attacked the barrack around 3am.

Though details are sketchy, it was gathered that both the assailants and the military recorded serious casualty.

“The terrorists came with rocket propellled grenades and sophisticated guns, it was after the arrival of fighter jets from Yola that they were repelled,” a youth vigilante in Bama, Ismail petur said.

He described the attack as “bad and injurious”

7 Div spokesman Col Mohammed Dole is yet to issue a statement on the attack but a top security source confirmed the incident.

“Yes, there was an incident in Bama but details will be revealed later,” he said.

Apart from Maiduguri, Bama is the town worst hit by the Boko Haram menace.

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