Three Soldiers Killed As Boko Haram Attacks Military Camp, Carts Away Ammunition
Three Nigerian soldiers were killed when Boko Haram attacked a military outpost in Kamuyu Village in Bui Local Government Area on Wednesday, January 25, 2016, a top security source says.
The Islamist terrorists carried out a hit-and-run raided on the army post in the village, and carted away “large ammunition” before burning down the military camp.
“Three soldiers were killed, large ammunitions carted away and the insurgents burnt down the military camp completely,” the source, who pleaded anonymity. “The army has taken control of the camp as I am speaking to you now.”
Kamuya Village in Borno State is near the hometown of the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
This is not the first time that Boko Haram has attacked the military camp in the village. In 2015, Boko Haram killed 14 people in a raid aimed at the same army base.
Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.
The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.
Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.
Recently, a strong of suicide bombings took place in Maiduguri, two of them targeting the University of Maiduguri. Professor Aliyu Mani, a professor of veterinarian was killed in one of the attacks on a mosque in the institution. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack which was carried out by a 7-year-old boy.
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