Boko Haram Assaults Navy Base In Borno, Kills Navy Officer

Some Boko Haram fighters have attacked the headquarters of seven Brigade, Multinational Joint Job Drive, in Baga, Borno State, taking pictures useless a naval officer connected to the Brigade.

Our correspondent learnt that the insurgents, believed to belong to the Islamic State of West African Province, attacked the army headquarters round 7pm on Wednesday and engaged in a firefight with troops which reportedly lasted for greater than seven hours.

It was gathered that the Air Job Drive part of the Operation Lafiya Dole was known as in by the military to deploy fighter jets to interact the terrorists.

The military, which confirmed the assault on Thursday, stated the naval personnel was killed in motion, including that additional particulars of casualties could be communicated later.

The assault on Baga got here two days after the Boko Haram insurgents additionally attacked a army base in Kukareta, within the Damaturu Native Authorities Space of Yobe State.

The terrorists had attacked the Ahead Operational Base in Kukareta round 6.30pm on Monday, making an attempt to overrun the bottom. Additionally on Monday, Boko Haram members shot useless 13 troopers and a police officer in an ambush alongside the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway in Borno State.

The troopers connected to 1 Division had been reportedly on an escort obligation after they had been ambushed and killed.

The assault on the army headquarters in Baga was the most recent with the military noting “Search and Rescue group had been constituted to fish out the insurgents.”

The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, on Thursday stated, “Suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the headquarters of seven Brigade, MNJTF in Baga at about 7pm.

The together with their Nigerian Navy counterparts put up a really decided battle to repel the assault all through the night time, whereas Sector three of Operation Lafiya Dole additionally despatched in reinforcements who’re in pursuit of the terrorists. Equally, a Search and Rescue group has been constituted.

“Sadly, a naval personnel was killed in motion. To date, no additional particulars of casualties but as efforts are ongoing to clear the terrorists hiding in Baga and environs.”

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