Boko Haram insurgents have invaded an army base in Sasawa town of Damaturu Local Government Area in Yobe State.
A top security source, who liked to be anonymous, affirmed to Channels Television on Wednesday by means of telephone that eight fighters including an officer and a regular citizen were killed, while a few others were harmed in the attack which occurred on Tuesday.
“I can authoritatively confirm to you that there was an attack at dawn yesterday at Sasawa and eight military personnel, including an officer as well as a civilian, were killed during the raid,” he said.
“The insurgents overran the military base having come with seven gun trucks and took the soldiers on guard unawares.”
The soured additionally uncovered that few officers were all the while missing at the season of assessing the decimation.
The representative for 3 Division, Nigerian Army base in Damaturu, Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya, who additionally affirmed the attack, said casualties was recorded on the two sides.
He said in spite of the fact that points of interest were still sketchy, the troops on ground were speedy as the assault was effectively repulsed.
A Sasawa inhabitant, Lawan Adamu, in any case, guaranteed that numerous security Operatives may have been murdered amid the episode which he said was a planned assault on the army base.
He approached the military experts to direly make a move to bust the fear mongers’ alcoves, saying they are not a long way from the town.
Adamu stated,“I am afraid many of the soldiers may have been killed because the insurgents laid siege for very long time.
“We have been telling the military about the existence of these guys and their hideouts but they have been treating it with kid gloves”
Sasawa is a country group situated in the northern piece of Damaturu and has stayed without the administrations of the portable correspondence systems vandalized by the radicals for more than five years.
The region was long under the control of the extremists previously it was recovered by the security powers who set up a base in the town since it was recaptured.
The base has kept on encountering assault by the radicals as Tuesday’s inversion was the fourth in the year 2017.