Insurgency: Soldiers reportedly in gun battle with Boko Haram at Borno military base

Insurgency: Soldiers reportedly in gun battle with Boko Haram at Borno military base

- Troops and Boko Haram insurgents are currently fighting in Borno

- According to reports, the insurgents came into the village around 7pm

- They went to the military base and after somewhile, the gunfight began

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Reports claim that troops of the Nigerian Army stationed in Mainok, Borno state, are currently in a gunfight with suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

The insurgents came into the village around 7pm, shooting sporadically, The Cable reports.

“They went straight to the military base and for about an hour now, they have been in a gunfight with the troops,” he said.

Recall that had reported that as insecurity continues to grow in the country, an Army captain attached to the Nigerian Army 32 artillery brigade has been kidnapped by criminals.

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The kidnapping incident occured along Kabba-Auga Akoko expressway in Akoko north-east local government area of Ondo state on Wednesday, May 13.

According to The Cable, the officer, simply identified as D Gana, was on his way from Abuja.

He was taken to a forest at Ibilo, the boundary between Ondo and Edo states.

The incident was confirmed by Ayorinde Omojokun, spokesman of the brigade in Akure.

Also Tee-Leo Ikoro, public relations officer of Ondo police command, confirmed the abduction.

He said the victim was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed the Ikare-Akoko division of the police.

“Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but his car was recovered by our men,” Ikoro said.

However, the kidnappers have reportedly demanded N20 million as ransom. had also reported that a human rights researcher, Terrence Kuanum has said that Nigeria's victory against Boko Haram insurgents has come to stay since the coordination of army operations by the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

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Kuanum, an author of several books described recent victories by Nigerian troops in the Lake Chad Region as a positive sign that the recorded success over the insurgents will be permanent.

Speaking in Abuja on Friday, May 8, Kuanum said the last two months have seen the steady progression in the offensive being led by General Buratai against the terrorists.

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