Boko Haram attacks military base in Yobe, injure three soldiers

Boko Haram insurgents, on Saturday, attacked a military base in Katarko village, Gujba LGA of Yobe state.

Sources told newsmen that the insurgents drove into Katarko village in about 10 gun trucks and attacked the military formation.

They were said to have engaged the security operatives at the base in a gun duel.

The troops of the Nigerian Army, who repelled the attack, alongside airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), were said to have killed many of the insurgents.

However, a precise number of fatalities had not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report.

Three soldiers were also said to have been injured in the attack.

“Two-3 soldiers were injured and have been taken to hospital in Damaturu for treatment,” the source said.

“Many Boko Haram members are also feared dead. They were struck by foot soldiers and air support.”

The community has witnessed several attacks by the insurgents in the last few years.

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