Men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have reportedly killed an official of the Nigerian Navy in Borno state.
The Cable reports that Sani Usman, Army spokesperson, confirmed the latest incident in a statement to media men.
According to Usman, the tragic incident occurred when troops repelled an attack on the headquarters of the 7 brigade Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) at Baga in Borno, which occurred at 7pm on Wednesday, December 27.
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While urging the public to remain calm over the incident, he said: “We will keep you posted with development on the pursuit and mop up operations.”
He disclosed that the Nigerian air force component had been mobilised and are engaging the fleeing fighters.
Legit.ng earlier reported that suspected Boko Haram terrorists launched fresh attacks on Katarko, a town located 20 kilometres to the southern part of Yobe state capital, Damaturu, less than 48 hours after some insurgents ambushed a military base in Kuka-reta, 20 kilometres east of Damaturu.
Thirteen soldiers were reportedly killed in the attack on the military base in Kuka-reta, while the base was totally destroyed.
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Another report earlier said some suspected Boko haram terrorists attacked and burned down another village in Chibok local government area of Borno state on Wednesday, December 26, local vigilante sources have said.
The attack took place at Mbolakel village, near Chibok town around 1am.
The attackers shot many times and wounded a number of villagers, killing down livestock. The sources also said that the insurgents left with a lot of foodstuff.
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