New Year: Militant’s Attack Leaves 5 Soldiers Dead, 30 Missing


Reports reaching us indicate that Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in Yobe State on Saturday night. According to a credible top security source, about five soldiers were found dead and evacuated to Maiduguri, with about 30 others were still missing.

Bukar, who witnessed the incidence said “We thought they were soldiers because everything about them was like soldiers, their dressing, their vehicles, everything. They passed through the town but did not touch anybody. They went straight to the military base. Then we started hearing heavy gunshots,” He added that they came in seven Toyota Hilux vans.

However, the Army Spokesman, 3 Division, Damaturu, Col. Kayode Ogunsanya, in a statement denied the killings, saying: “Yes, there was an attack on our troops two days ago by Boko Haram terrorists in Kannama town. It was, however, repelled. Our soldiers are in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents”.

This event has again questions the claims of the Federal Government. President’s Buhari’s government had earlier announced  the defeat of Boko Haram.

Boko Haram is an anti West Islamic group. The group has waged a violent campaign against the Nigerian state for decades. In spite of the reported crack in its leadership, Abubakar Shekau still remains the leader of the sect.

Who would you choose to believe? The eyewitness or the official spokesman? Drop your comments.



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