Boko Haram Kill Soldiers During Borno Attack
Many have been reported dead while several others were also injured as Boko Haram launched another daring attack on Jere Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday.
According to local and security sources, at least four persons, including soldiers, were killed while dozens sustained various degrees of injury.
The terrorists were said to have arrived the area in utility vehicles, and stormed Kardamari, headquarters of Jere Local Government, about 10km from Maiduguri, killing three soldiers and a civilian, Naija News understands.
A security source told SaharaReporters that the attackers came at exactly 5:30pm and engaged the soldiers for about an hour and 30 minutes before the arrival of Special Forces from Maiduguri to repel the attack.
“They came precisely 5:30pm and started shooting sporadically. Troops responded to them gallantly but, unfortunately, we lost soldiers and an unverified number of people were injured.
“The reinforcement came from Maiduguri, both Air Task Force and Special Force that provided air power to support ground troop to give the insurgents a hot pursuit, of course, many of them were killed.”
A resident, identified as Hassan Kaka also said on Friday: “We lost our Chairman of Civilian JTF; he was killed by terrorists yesterday, many fled to Maiduguri and dozens hit by bullets but they didn’t burn a single house in Kardamari.”