Boko Haram Attack Yobe State
Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, 20th January, 2019, launched a daring attack on a military base in Buni Yadi, Yobe state.
According to information gathered by Naija News, the terrorists engaged the military personnel in several hours of gun duel, but were overpowered by the gallant officers.
According to information made available to our newsroom on Monday by Major Nureni Alimi
Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, four soldiers sustained minor injuries during the battle.
However, several of the insurgents were killed by the military and weapons and ammunitions recovered from the terrorists.
The full statement from the military on the attack reads:
“Troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government of Yobe State, successfully defeated Boko Haram terrorists that launched an attack on the military base.”
“The terrorists came to engage the Brigade around 4:15pm on Sunday 20th January, 2018, daring the troops for almost two and a half hours. The gallant troops stood their ground and thoroughly dealt with them.”
“Two Gun trucks of the terrorists were collected from them and some of them were neutralised on the process while several others were seen taking to their heels with gunshot injuries. Cache of Anti Aircraft ammunitions and bombs of Rocket Propelled Gun were also recovered.”
“The troops were in high spirit as they all started jubilating with high morale. Only 4 soldiers sustained minor injuries and are currently receiving treatment in the Brigade medical facility.”